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Hopetoun Tea Rooms

282 Collins St | Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
282 Collins St | Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We ordered this cake for my daughter's cake. It was very pretty and delicious. We will buy again in the future.

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Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Paradise28800416655
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Heard great things about this lovely place and loved it! It’s inside a beautiful building decorated in old fashion elegant tea room and offers delicious savory and desserts... long line but of course and it moves fast. I saw the last slice of passion fruit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Justsaygrace
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you don't want to wait in line, grab a desert to go. We had a late lunch here and thought the sandwiches (roast beef and club) were very good and the chips were big enough to share. The impressive dessert case will make...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank HG30
Reviewed 5 days ago

We couldn't help ourselves !!! We went for breakfast one day Oh and yummo!!! Coffee is served with the tea rooms stencil. We went back and had afternoon tea. The magnificent assortment of cakes and tarts will blow you away.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just finished my French toast which was fresh and thick, topped with fresh strawberries and peaches along with marscapone. This cafe is renowned for its cakes and high teas but you need to book ahead or be prepared to stand in line and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank 957jeanettem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic atmosphere great service and delicious food will definitely be back. Lovely balance of savoury and sweet and the fruit was a great balance.

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Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Joliz5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time visit Melbourne. I found lots of information to introduce Hopetoun Tea Rooms, so I decided to visit during my trip. When I arrive Hopetoun Tea Rooms, there was a line in front of the restaurant. While I was waiting, one...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank 1Hsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Melbourne CBD is an exquisite experience in elegant dining. We needed to queue for about 20 minutes before a table was available, but it was well worth the wait. Highly recommended for refined dining, elegant service and fine food....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Phill N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The high tea was just perfect.Beautiful sandwiches, hot savory pastries and fresh fruit topped with berries.Bite size cakes with different types of tea to choose from. Plus homemade scones and jam to finish off.It was a very enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend for anyone to...More

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Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank elizabeth2wn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always order from Hopetoun online when there is a special occassion in the family. They cater for everyone’s tastes and needs with their huge selection of cakes, tarts, mousses, cheesecakes, even swiss rolls! Their prices may be steep, hence I say ‘special’ occassions. I...More

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Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Explorer21536080617
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3 June 2018|
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Response from HopetounTeaRooms | Property representative |
Yolando - you noted - "The rest of the tea rooms have wooden, undressed tables" All tables are heavy marble tops. There are no wooden tables at all. To take a tour into the Hopetoun Tea Rooms - please go to our website... More
16 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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
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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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