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Hopetoun Tearooms

Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9650 2777
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Ranked #46 of 4,005 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Café, Tea Room, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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83% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had the most beautiful high tea at Hopetoun Tearooms. Definitely worth booking ahead for this! Excellent service and yummy food.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Actually went there in August 2013 and what I enjoyed the most was the earl grey with cinnamon tea. The vanilla tea was nice as well. The cakes were great and the atmosphere was beautiful as well. It's always full as you will see people queueing up all the time to enjoy the lovely tea and desserts. The staff are... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Blueberry apple crumble cake is the best in town. They have at least 20 different cake selection. They also have daily special cakes. Sandwiches are also quite good. Very good teahouse atmosphere. But, the line can be long during weekends.

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Hobart, Tasmania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have been a regular to this gorgeous Tea Rooms for many years. The long lines outside attest to its popularity and just looking in the windows at the gorgeous cakes, is a must. Recommend avoiding the busy time and go before 10.30 in the morning or after 3 in the afternoon when the lines are not as long. Very popular... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I have visited Hopetoun for 4 lunches and 1 morning tea. Everything was fine on the first visit, service was bad on the second visit and our main courses weren’t hot enough on our third. We weren’t intending on returning any time soon until I was given a Hopetoun Gift Voucher for Mother’s Day. The voucher covered... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We got there at 10.30am as the place was getting busy: any later and it would be necessary to queue. The decor is nice, although looking rather tired. There is not much space between tables, but most people are happy to put up with that. We both had the French Toast from the breakfast menu - raisin bread with strawberries,banana... More

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San Diego, California
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21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The desserts/pastries and the scones were delicious, as were the teas. Aside from the great quality of the teas and pastries, it's old-fashioned tea room charm is worth the experience! We're very happy to have been able to stop by for some midmorning tea and treats. It isn't very often that we find tea rooms as authentic and with the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I found Hopetoun tea rooms in a Google search for high tea. It was for my mothers 83rd Birthday so i wanted something different but special. The staff, the attention to detail and the food absolutely fantastic. Decor is a wee dated, but the display of cakes, yummy tea and truly lovely setting make up for it. A Melbourne institution... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On the most recent Melbourne trip, we came across the Hopetoun Tea Rooms hiding away in one of the arcades; the Block Arcade to be exact. By hiding, I mean an endless line full of eager patrons awaiting the delightfully decadent tea cakes that they are so renowned for. After the long wait, I was more than ready to dive... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On a recent trip to Melbourne we came across this gorgeous tea room in one of Melbourne's beautiful arcades, the Block Arcade. The window itself is a feast for the eyes and where decisions are impossible to be made due to the vast variety of delicate and decadent delights! It is so popular that there are always queues outside waiting... More

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