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Hopetoun Tearooms

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Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position...
A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position of the Block Arcade. Providing diners with a range of Tea, desserts and a la carte savoury meals. High Tea is also provided 7 days - by reservation only - access online for reservations. General dining - no reservation required - just come in and we will look after you..
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A must for any visitor to Melbourne

I took my friend from New Zealand for brunch. It was wonderful. We were made to feel special. Our waiter was attentive but not too intrusive. The food was great and the the selection of teas wonderful. The atmosphere is bubbly and busy but we did not find this a problem. It is a wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Melbourne Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I took my friend from New Zealand for brunch. It was wonderful. We were made to feel special. Our waiter was attentive but not too intrusive. The food was great and the the selection of teas wonderful. The atmosphere is bubbly and busy but we did not find this a problem. It is a wonderful experience and should be on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a large group of 11 people for breakfast, which they accommodated nicely for us. Everyone enjoyed their meals and some of us also had some scones to follow. The tea selection is very good and of high quality. The reason we did breakfast is that you need to book a couple of months in advance for high tea.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend in Sydney we found this quaint café in the beautiful Block Arcade and waited patiently in the queue. Don’t go there if you’re claustrophobic but with the excellent level of service and the delicious cake (the sponge was perfect) we’ll be back. Lots of people go there just to photograph the front window which is filled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great service, quick too. Friendly staff who are happy to answer customer questions. Food ranges from a lovely selection of sandwiches- I had the mixed quarters (ham on one quarter, salad on the next, salmon & chicken etc) to a more formal menu & then there is the 'High Tea', very impressive. An all round good experience. Note- it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Saw the queue outside the day before when exploring Melbourne's CBD. The items in the window looked amazing do we decided to have late morning tea there. The queue moved pretty quickly and once inside we decided to make it lunch instead. Orders were taken quickly - I had a crab salad, my friend the beef sandwiches which we followed... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We shared a serving of the zucchini and pumpkin fritters so as to leave room for the fantastic cakes that taste as good as they look. The staff were efficient and pleasant and the tea rooms themselves continue to have their old world charm. Everything was wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved tea rooms all over the world and decided to try this on my last day in melbourne. The service is okay and the cake is absolutely delicious...Raspberry sponge if you must know Heard the weekend queue was horrible and so I suggest weekdays if you are visiting. One tip...there are no public toilets in block arcade

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had breakfast on Sun in Aug and a piece of cake few month ago. Breakfast was bigger than I thought so I became full. Breakfast and cakes were very good. It's crowded every day so you've got to wait. Staffs were friendly. But... we're talking and still drinking tea when a staff asked us if we wanted to eat... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited Hopetoun Tearooms on a busy saturday afternoon and waited about 20min to be seated. We ordered a burger and a variety of different sandwiches followed by lemon tart, summer berry mousse and chocolate marquise. Everything was just devine. Very tasty and fresh plus cakes look amazing. I also had snow white tea which was also nice. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whether enjoying a light meal or just coffee and cake, a visit to Hopetoun Tearooms is always on the list for every stay in Melbourne. We visit from interstate several times a year and have never been disappointed. You will often find a queue outside, but it usually moves within a reasonable amount of time. You will often find people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 18
  • Cuisine: French, European

Description

A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position of the Block Arcade. Providing diners with a range of Tea, desserts and a la carte savoury meals. High Tea is also provided 7 days - by reservation only - access online for reservations. General dining - no reservation required - just come in and we will look after you..
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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