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Hopetoun Tearooms

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Dessert, Tea Room
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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great place to stop by if you're after something a little different. The food is exquisite and the cake displays in the window are drool worthy. It is worth the wait in line. I would recommend avoiding a seat in the window in winter as the draft from them is very cold.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Naomi O
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place to stop by if you're after something a little different. The food is exquisite and the cake displays in the window are drool worthy. It is worth the wait in line. I would recommend avoiding a seat in the window in winter as the draft from them is very cold.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take your mum or dad or mum and dad to, or any friends who like something a bit sophisticated. The Hopetoun Tearoom is located in the beautiful Block Arcade, next to a lovely vintage French jeweller. The display window is filled with an array of cakes so mouth-watering and beautifully presented, that many tourists... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Saturday 13th June 2015. First time back at the Hopetoun Tearooms after being a regular visitor several years ago. The normal smiling face was gone. Our order was mixed up, tea was lukewarm, staff were stressed and one gentleman rude! The same staff member was clearing our table before we had finished and then knocked a full cup of tea... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This cafe has absolutely amazing windows choc-full of mouth-watering cakes. We joined the queue outside and slowly, slowly edged towards the entrance to this Aladdin's cave of cakes. Eventually we are seated at a table. We place our order and wait. The place is buzzing...every table is occupied. Our order arrives...wrong order. When it comes, the coffee is tepid and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We queued up for half an hour to get in here. I was a little disappointed. My Chai tea was nothing special and not hot enough. We had a selection of cakes which were OK, but some of them had that "fridge" taste. I did not feel it was all it was cracked up to be. I would probably give... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have been coming to Hopetoun Tearooms for over 15 years. All it has done is become more popular and prices going up. I believe it is just charming but a little expensive on the prices. Sorry to say

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There is no in between for this is a place of extremes. You will either love or hate the decor, love or hate the goodies in the window (which tells you what I think), love or hate the queues at the door (which tells you what others think), and be willing to stop in because you love it all. Else...walk... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This beautifully traditional Tea Room MUST be experienced to truly appreciate what the meaning of class, quality and customer service is! You will feel like royalty upon entering this absolutely gorgeous establishment! It's been there forever and it is truly, truly a must see if you like being pampered! The ambiance alone is, well, you've just got to experienced it... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This place is something special. The window of cakes is apparently the most photographed in Melbourne - and for good reason. The decor is divine - gorgeous green Art Deco wallpaper. This place oozes charm. The food was good (but perhaps a small step below great) but if you want a special experience you can't go wrong.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

One of my favourite places we ate! The scones were actually the best I've ever had, absolutely perfect. Chocolate tart, custard and raspberry tart, also perfect! Highly recommend!

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Additional Information about Hopetoun Tearooms

Address: Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Dessert, Tea Room

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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 - 19
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Dessert, Tea Room

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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