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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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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, 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
A Feast for the eye's but not the Waist.

Even looking into the window,can pile on the Kilo's, with such a dedicant display of Sponge & Pastry delights, There is usually a wait to enter,but what the heck,one has come this close,endure the wait.Coffee & Cake, Followed By a Dessert of Haig's Chocolates fifty paces further along [ the Arcade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Even looking into the window,can pile on the Kilo's, with such a dedicant display of Sponge & Pastry delights, There is usually a wait to enter,but what the heck,one has come this close,endure the wait.Coffee & Cake, Followed By a Dessert of Haig's Chocolates fifty paces further along [ the Arcade the Diet starts tomorrow ]

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have attempted on many occasions to go here. The queues are always long and people wait and wait for a table. We changed tactics and decided to go on a Sunday morning at opening. It had people seated enjoying tea when we arrived. It is a beautifully decorated establishment but the tables are so close together and you lose... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Whilst the Tea rooms are an institution in a Melbourne - the anticipation and visual feast are better than the real thing. I am not saying there was actually anything wrong , I realize now that I get more pleasure from viewing the display in the window than from actually eating there !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tiny tea room with very classic interior and music that brings you back to the good old times. Served good quality tea and giant portion of desserts. Even on a normal weekday non peak hour, a 10-15 mins wait is required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place very authentic great decor, the window display of cakes, tarts, ect is to die for, don't go here if you have a guilty Conscious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Cakes were good but not sure if it is worth the 1hour wait! Get there before the rush begins and enjoy a cake and tea!!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

lovely plethora of tea and cakes...good for an afternoon stopover during shopping in melbourne cbd...love the chocolate éclairs with vanilla ice cream...will try more cakes...lots of customers...need to queue up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Don't be put off by the queue, it is definitely worth the experience. Just see if you can stop at one visit! Truly wonderful food & although others are at quite close quarters it can still be intimate. Next time would love to book a High Tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a "must visit" when in melbourne. The trick is drool at the cakes in the window before you enter the tea room...if you dont pick your desired cake before going in, you'll most definately have to go back outside to look in the window as there is no menu. Once youve picked your cake (or at least narrowed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The tearooms are found in a beautiful arcade and we were enticed in by the array of treats on display in the window. With four of us in our group we were rather squished on a small table and we could have passed as Tetris champions fitting our plates and cups on the table! The staff were helpful and we... More 

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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 - 18
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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 - 18
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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