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Hopetoun Tearooms

282 Collins St | Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
282 Collins St | Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got here before 12pm to avoid waiting in line. There are many types of traditional English cakes to choose from. Not only do they please the eye, it’s delicious. The Apple Cinnamon, Walnut cake and Black forest cakes were absolutely delicious. The scones was...More

1  Thank Regina H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We noticed this Cafe when walking through the wonderful Block Arcade and returned the next day for breakfast. The Cafe is decorated beautifully and the massive glass windows at the front make for great viewing of all passers by, plus their display of deserts and...More

1  Thank DJ 2
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the first glimpse in the window of this wonderful cafe - cakes are presented beautifully - to the walking out the door, the experience is relaxing and satisfying! Seating is at a premium so be prepared to sit close depending on your location. However...More

1  Thank Jan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely experience, couldn't fault food, drinks service, just a bit squashy, a lttle more room would be nice. thanks

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2  Thank Liz D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I met 4 friends in the city for a special morning tea.Two were from interstate, so we don't get together often. An enormous array of food on a 3-tier cake plate was brought out, to be shared between 2. One guest was gluten intolerant and...More

2  Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to spend a relaxing two hours - participating in the genteel art of High tea. Great food, wonderful flavours with attention to detail. Highly recommended.

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2  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked past this tearoom on our first day in Melbourne, the line was huge, but the cakes looked amazing! On our last day the line was small, so we gave it a go. The cafe is so cute and old school. The tables are...More

2  Thank Holly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time we were in Melbourne we saw the queue outside the tea room and decided we had to try it the next visit.Whilst not totally disappointed we don`t feel it lived up to its reputation.We arrived around 1pm and got in quite quickly...More

1  Thank Kelvin C
HopetounTeaRooms, Owner at Hopetoun Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kelvin, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We take extreme pride in our dining and offerings at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and are querying as to the details of what was "SOLD out". We would like to hear from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Too many tables jammed so close together, there's barely room to move. The staff seemed stressed too. Otherwise OK.More

2  Thank Terry C
HopetounTeaRooms, Owner at Hopetoun Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Terry, for taking the time to review the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. A little history lesson for the all - the tables and chairs - as arranged and set-up have been in the same arrangement since 1900s. We look forward to dining with you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Melbourne with some friends for Melbourne Cup & we went to Hopetoun for High Tea it was lovely.

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1  Thank vorny3
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
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15 October 2017|
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Response from HopetounTeaRooms | Property representative |
We certainly hope so!!
6 September 2017|
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Response from HopetounTeaRooms | Property representative |
We look forward to you coming in and dining with us. Whether alone or with a group - we will look after you.
Racheal L
18 July 2017|
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Response from HopetounTeaRooms | Property representative |
Rachael, Thank you for your query. Please note that we look after all patrons who attend. We are a small venue, and can only accommodate an x number of people at the same time. Sometimes, there is a queue, however our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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: 282 Collins St | Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2777
  • E-mail
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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