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Hopetoun Tearooms

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Café, 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: 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
Most recent review
Best pies ever!!

This is absolutely a gem in the heart of Melbourne. Very well located and whenever you pass by the decoration and the lovely pies want you to stop at this place. It only took us 15 minutes waiting, which we used to decide what we wanted to eat. As soon as you enter the tearoom, you get a taste of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Aniek G
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Reservations
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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69 reviews 69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely a gem in the heart of Melbourne. Very well located and whenever you pass by the decoration and the lovely pies want you to stop at this place. It only took us 15 minutes waiting, which we used to decide what we wanted to eat. As soon as you enter the tearoom, you get a taste of... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch while shopping and touring the city center. Good food and service. The dessert choices were great. Would have loved to have one of each! Lots of folks were there for the high tea which looked very good also. Lots of tea choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Having walked through the Block Arcade many times before, and seeing the line of eager patrons waiting patiently outside the tea rooms has always been inspiration to keep walking. On this visit to Melbourne I was enthusiastically encouraged by my wife to join the line and wait to be seated. While waiting patiently watching diners enjoying their selection of cakes,... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I tried blueberry tart, which is sooo delicious. My other friends ordered crepes and some other cakes, they all loved it. Also, they have one kind of sandwich with chicken and avocado. Forgive me to forgot the name of that, but that one is an amazing sandwich, can be the best I've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a little cozy tea and breakfast place with old-fashioned yet chic decoration and ambiance. A lovely experience in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is the place everyone wants to go! And you can if you are prepared to wait a bit. Once you are in, service is very friendly, food and cakes are great!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Lovely tea rooms in old Melbourne reknown arcade. Delicious variety of cakes, drinks & meals. No bookings unless going for High Tea, just line up out the front. Never too long to wait, and you can study the cake collection whilst waiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This experience starts at the windows of the tea rooms. The beautiful display of sweets and desserts attracts selfie opportunities galore! You might have to line up to get a table but the staff are efficient and will get you in as soon as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Hmmmm, scrumptious. Small but perfectly formed this tearoom. Efficient staff who served with a smile and were very helpful. The carrot cake was delicious and the wife's creme brûlée was awesome tasting and a huge portion. A perfect mid afternoon stop off, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just returned from a week in Melbourne and we were able to have morning tea in this fab little tea room , cakes and pastry well one word to describe YUMMO! Its another must in Melbourne.

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: Café, 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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