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Hopetoun Tearooms

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to try classic British style afternoon tea, this is the perfect place. The decoration is very awesome and the display of all the pretty cake was so mouth watering. Love it.

Thank Angel N
Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait is well worth it, choose your delicious cakes from the window before you enter. This is such a delightful place to visit & very popular. It is a bit squishy inside but just call it cosy.

Thank Lois P
Katanning Western Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wandering around Melbourne we came across this delightful tea rooms in the Block. Luckily we were early and were able to be seated immediately, long queues formed after that! Our tea and cake was lovely, the cakes very light. Ambience beautiful, staff efficient and courteous, though perhaps aware of the queue growing outside. Pricey but what the heck - I... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shop is do beautiful but also crowded. Hence I could only make do with a takeaway. I've ordered passionfruit cheesecake which was not overly heavy or sweet. It's just satisfying and would be more magical if I had it in the shop. Alas.....

Thank Howie1976
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and friendly helpful staff, we decided to have lunch, I had the Crab salad & a Vanilla slice and my husband had the Shepherds Pie & a Lime tart, everything was truly fabulous, it's not a cheap lunch but it was an experience worth every cent, I'm hoping to go again before we leave Melbourne, it that good.

Thank Angela R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't worry about the queue it is worth it - this is a tea room like no other. Visit the block arcade and go to the tea room.

1 Thank infojunkieQld
Devonport, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked past and was impressed by the beautiful arcade outside in a historical part of the city. However, the experience inside lifted this to another level. Arguably the lightest and best Vanilla Slice going around with beautiful coffee. Thoroughly advise coming here if you are in Melbourne.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the most beautiful shopping mall steeped in amazing architecture. The display of cakes in the window was stunning. I understand that long queues are the norm for this tea shop but we had a very short wait. Although a little cramped inside the service was efficient and friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can here with my husband and 4 kids, I read reviews and was a bit nervous about having so many kids. We could not have received more courteous or superior service. We all had tea, the Snow White was the kids favorite, I loved the vanilla black tea. I also had the cream of asparagus soup which was amazing!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are friendly. Prices are excessive. Nice decor. Fresh raspberries and cream. The shortcrust base for the raspberry tart was nice. They say its filled with custard but its more cream than custard. I've made better vanilla slice at home. The mousse cake was enjoyable but nothing special. You feel rushed once you finish so they can get the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $19
British, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
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