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Hopetoun Tearooms

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Coffee Shop, 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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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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 bit disappointed this time

Have been to this iconic tearoom many times. The selection of teas and delicious sweets from the window are second to none. The service during our last visit was awful. Staff were rude and pushy. Our bill was presented shortly after our sandwiches arrived. Twice we were asked if they could clear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Barb O
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Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
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Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been to this iconic tearoom many times. The selection of teas and delicious sweets from the window are second to none. The service during our last visit was awful. Staff were rude and pushy. Our bill was presented shortly after our sandwiches arrived. Twice we were asked if they could clear away our tea when the cups were still... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lucky not to have a wait but the wait would be worthwhile. Dined on first and last days of holidays for breakfast. Food very nice, service nice, great ambiance, be prepared for your photo to be taken if you are seated next to the window. Food was so good we ordered the same creeps on the second day.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The array of cakes in the front window attracts lots of comments and photos from passers-by. We were lucky not to have to line up to get in! Pot of delicious tea and some very naughty tarts (not us!) we're to die for. Must book in for high tea next time we are in Melbourne!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is a fantastic display of cakes and the such in the window. This attracted our attention.We arrived at aroond 10 30am and got straight in but when seated noticed a line up outside to get in.My wife had a breakfast that was ok but the couple next to us had the scones which were small and not particularly appetising.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a red velvet slice and the triple choc cheesecake slice ($19 in total). Plenty of tourists (I assume they were in a tour group) but Hopetoun offers takeaway as well. Prompt service at the counter. Worth the money for cakes that came out of an impeccable window display!

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We arrived at around 11 on a sunday morning and there was alredy a queue in front. Wait time was around 15 minutes which wasn't too bad. The queue at around 12 was pretty long, so get in early. We were given both breakfast and lunch menus and were told lunch menus will start around 11:30. Then another waitress came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Not only a fantastic display of assorted tempting cakes but the best breakfast menu and great value. Staff are engaging and attentive. Lunch is wonderful and there are daily seasonal specials. So if you are looking for breakfast out of your hotel head for The Block Arcade. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

If you believe in eating with your eyes first then this is probably the place that will draw you if you are very aesthetically inclined. It's very hard to decide one just 1 or 2 or 3 desserts, so why not just order 5 to try? The pavlova is so good you have to try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is one place that justifies the wait, so if there is a queue outside the door then have patience because the wait is well worth while. The staff are friendly, the food selection is fantastic - its just a must do while in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Their window display is SO attractive and well arranged that we had no choice but to try it. The environment really fits the arcade gallery style that surrounds the shop and it really feels like a traditional Parisian "Salon de thé". The food was absolutely delightful while slightly expensive. We tried to return there 2 weeks later before leaving Melbourne... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, 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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