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Hopetoun Tearooms

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
British, Australian
As featured in Things to do in Melbourne
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Shops and 2, Block Arcade, 1 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a delicious tea house. We thoroughly enjoyed our cake selection but left feeling rather too full! A tasting plate would have been better as there were too many choices so we had to get 3 cakes to satisfy our desires! Service was quick and efficient, the queue took minutes which was surprising. No prices anywhere and 3 cakes and... More 

Thank Marriedtheenglish_80
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband, daughter and myself visited here on Saturday. Yes there is always a line no matter what time you go but it takes no time at all to get seated. Look in the window and have in mind what you like, it makes the time pass faster even if you change your mind once seated. We did do this... More 

Thank Lynda S
Hamburg, Germany
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135 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time we passed the tearooms the queue was quite long, so on the second day we stopped and patiently waited for our turn to be seated. Wonderful staff and service, excellent food and really well worth the wait.

1 Thank Robyn E
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came across this place by accident and decided on brunch - what a great decision to finish off our Melbourne getaway! My full breakfast was amazing, the poached eggs the best ever as was the bacon,sausage, mushrooms and tomato. My husband had savoury mince and eggs on toast - he also cleaned his plate! We decided to share a raspberry... More 

1 Thank Sandy B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delightfully good food in a small and cosy 19th century tearoom. Staff are friendly and helpful. The window display is picture perfect. Our fifteen minute wait in line was well worth it. My second lunchtime visit, and just as good as the first. Six in our party all chose something different and no one was disappointed. Finished off with a... More 

1 Thank RobbieJ522016
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While the food that was provided was enjoyed by the guests , it was a disappointing experience to deal with management. One guest could not attend due to illness the day of the high tea. You cannot contact the tearoom directly so are unable to speak to anyone until arrival. The situation was explained to the manager who said a... More 

Thank Regional1
Sydney, Australia
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been here a number of times either for coffee and cakes or scones and for breakfast. Much quieter when for breakfast to enjoy the ambience of old time. A beautiful experience and suits where it is situated in the "Block". From the window display of mouth watering cakes, this is a must when in Melbourne, we never miss out, coffee... More 

Thank Susy C
Perth, Australia
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in with no worries, but soon there was quite a line at the door. The cakes were as delicious as they look and the staff were lovely. It is quite packed inside, but it isn't overly noisy or claustrophobic. It was very warm in there though, definitely need a bit more air inside, we were all melting. A... More 

Thank Alyce W
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The window display of mouth watering cakes makes this place look SO inviting, we decided it was going to be worthwhile waiting in the queue. After 15 mins we were ushered to our seats. Initially we were a little disappointed. The beautiful classic decor had led us to expect napkins rather than paper serviettes and fine china tea cups, not... More 

Thank Pippsi
North Geelong.Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you do have to wait in a queue to get in, they do not take Bookings, but we are accustomed to that. You have to have a plan. If there are two of you, one wait in the queue, whilst the other makes their selection from the extensive display in the window. After you have been going there for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $19
British, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shops and 2, Block Arcade, 1 282-290 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
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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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.