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“Sensational High Tea”
Review of Hopetoun Tearooms

Hopetoun Tearooms
Ranked #2 of 110 Dessert in Melbourne
Price range: USD 3 - USD 20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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..
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience a fantastic Melbourne experience with great food and service in a historic arcade - go to Hopetoun Tea Rooms!
Best scones in the business.

1  Thank SimSkye
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

There is a 2.5% surcharge for using a credit card and slightly less for eftpos
The sponge cake not what you would expect - it is nearly all cream

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Thank Dudele99
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HopetounTeaRooms, Owner at Hopetoun Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear, Dudele99 - our Credit Card surcharge has been reviewed and complies with the Cost of Acceptance Laws - recently introduced by the ACCC - please refer to the details of the law. This is advertised on our menu and in store as 1.2% on all cards. In relation to your cake, you selected the Strawberry Sponge, and this is exactly what it is and how it is made. We maintain traditional recipes, and no doubt the cake you selected is also in display in the window, for your selection, and in many occurrences the cake is also cut, in the window - to show the layers internally. We have multiple cakes in the Sponge range that have variances of sponge within them such as - Raspberry Sponge which is the Classic Sponge cake. We hope that this clarifies the review - and should you have any further inquiries - please let us know.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Service was good coffee ordinary and food and cakes average. It is just one of those things you need to do whilst in Melbourne

3  Thank jebetow
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

With a seemingly permanent long queue, we had to go to this long-established tea room. The wait wasn't too long, and the queue was occasionally served a tidbit. Use the time to select your cake from the huge selection in the window. We had the vanilla slice (light, fluffy and delicious). And the apple rhubarb crumble (juicy, well proportioned and not over sweet). The English Breakfast tea was ok, but not distinctive, and there was some confusion over whether we had skim milk or not. But overall, worth a visit for the huge range of cakes.

4  Thank petero2222
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

A beautiful ambiance, lovely service and ahhhhmazing high tea experience. I thoroughly recommend this to any high tea lovers. Do yourself a favour and book a table at the iconic Hopetoun Tea Room!

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2  Thank CathCaia
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