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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: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions
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
Exceeding even the highest expectations

The ultimate high-tea and lunch experience! I had a soft crab salad followed by tea and New York cheesecake - each dish memorable in its own right. Service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maureen H
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ultimate high-tea and lunch experience! I had a soft crab salad followed by tea and New York cheesecake - each dish memorable in its own right. Service was excellent.

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Thank Maureen H
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Confectionery and pastries to die for. This is sweet-tooth heaven. Leave your diet at the door. And the teas and coffees are always hot when they get to the table.

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Thank John M
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw a lot of outside the window because of the beautiful cakes. So we chose the little place to have our afternoon tea. The apple tart and lemon meringue are beautiful and tasty. Highly recommended.

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Thank 映方 王
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I visited this charming little tearoom last year for The Australian Open Tennis. This year we returned for the tennis and our first point of call was this gorgeous venue again. The queue outside every day at whatever time is an indication of its popularity. The food is 'to die for' whether morning tea, afternoon tea or... More 

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Thank Marilynr36
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent photo opportunity (the cakes). The food is way too expensive, 17 dollars for tea and a cake. If they had prices on the teas and cakes and it was about $10 - $12 all up I would have rated it 4/5.

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Thank mikek3332002
Cairns, Australia
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently in Melbourne and had walked past this tearoom with a long line of people waiting to enter. Two days later on the spur of the moment we decided to have a beverage whilst catching up with a friend. As it was twenty minutes before closing we were delighted that we were allowed in. Surprisingly people were allowed in until... More 

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Thank Judy1362013
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch there recently. Such a charming little place. The food (crab salad and chicken salad) was nice, but not spectacular. Cake display was amazing, a lot of variety. We had Swiss roll. Nice

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Thank PollyEats
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting is becoming a tradition with my daughter! It is always first on the list when we visit the city. My tip is go early to avoid the queue. I see you are about to expand - please don't change the atmosphere, and keep up the beautiful, fresh, hand-made food.

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1 Thank Kim W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the 2nd visit and I enjoyed it again. Although I usually don't like to make a line this tea house is worth to wait. My husband ordered the special of that day. There were 3 different pieces of cakes and all were a little small. We both enjoyed them all but $22 for the plate was a bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of best places for cakes I have ever been! They have no menus for cakes so just go to the store window and take you pick - that's part of the fun. They do have an extensive menu for all kinds of tea. Not a particular big store so expect to queue for a while for tables.

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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>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 18
  • Cuisine: French, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.