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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
+61 3 9650 2777
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Ranked #66 of 4,003 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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The Bush
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The tantalizing window display can catch you drooling, making you want to que up and wait to be seated. Lunch is also on offer once you get in but with us, it was the fantastic looking deserts in the window. The tea on offer is varied, we had a french vanilla tea and it lived up to the expectations. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a stunning little shop in the Block Arcade. The scones were fantastic. I just wish I could have tried all of the cakes! Disappointed high tea had already sold out when I tried to book a month prior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You must come in and enjoy. Must do even the coffee is second to none. Food was great and very filling

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Don't even bother. Line up in our country for mediocre food and a bunch of tourists ???? Blah Blah there are so many better and more deserving destinations. So you have old tiles in an old arcade ! Big deal ! This place is just a pose and for the lame , the "no idea crew" ! Go line up... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is always a line of ppl waiting outside and you can see why when you look at the cakes in the window. They have their own stunning creations that look amazing. It's a ver decadent affair inside too with striking wallpaper and decor. I didn't get a chance to go here on my January visit as it was too... More

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Country WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Just looking at the window display is pleasurable. If you are after a special morning or afternoon tea- this could be the place- be prepared to queue!!!! Not cheap for a cuppa, but the yummy creations are memorable.

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Perth, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Best lamington ever! Very cute place. Fancy and fun. Great place to stop and have a cuppa and a sweet tweet. The place feels old world and posh just from walking in. A very busy and bustling tea rooms, you do have to wait out the front but you don't have to wait long! Even though it would be worth... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Always have beautiful food here. The service is a bit lacking. Their cake range and high tea is deliciously excellent. There is something for everyone. Dainty sandwiches for the ladies and home made wagyu burgers for the men. It would be better if the fries were house made like the rest of their food and for the cakes to be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

On my recent trip to Melbourne I stopped at the Hopetoun Tearooms for coffee and cake that I had heard so much about. Tremendous selection of cakes & slices to choose from. All look so tempting. The coffee not so good, very bland. Service was excellent and the hostess was very welcoming and very friendly and makes everyone feel welcomed... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A spur of the moment decision to stop for cake and so we had to join a queue. Told to select our cake and tea choices while in line was really odd and did not work as they sold out of the cake I had selected. Miscommunication by staff meant I was also informed my second choice was sold out.... More

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