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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
07 849 2311
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Ranked #45 of 183 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert, Pizza, Tapas, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Setting strong foundations in style and flair, setting the scene as a place to relax, chill, and feel the vibe, Foundation the place to meet, drink & eat the freshest cuisine that the region has to offer. Foundation the gathering place for mate’s to immerse themselves in the excitement of their favourite sport or whatever they please.Without this FOUNDATION we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.... ‘Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty’ – Henry David Thoreau
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Setting strong foundations in style and flair, setting the scene as a place to relax, chill, and feel the vibe, Foundation the place to meet, drink & eat the freshest cuisine that the region has to offer. Foundation the gathering place for mate’s to immerse themselves in the excitement of their favourite sport or whatever they please.Without this FOUNDATION we are condemned to live essentially formless lives.... ‘Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty’ – Henry David Thoreau
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Okay, so we have just got back from the states and were getting used to servers falling over us to keep us happy, but we sat at a table for 20 minutes watching people who had walked in after us have their orders taken before we had even had ordered drinks. Wondered if we were invisible and nothing short of... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Dined here for my birthday on Thursday night, there were 14 of us, all my family so it was special and I mentioned this upon booking. Our waitress was Helen and she was fantastic!!😊 Meals and drinks arrived and we were all happy satisfied and grateful. Only let down for me was that I approached the bar/cashier desk and a... More

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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Tonight the food was good, service was good despite them being obviously busy. We thought the food was better than on our previous visits and hope that keeps up. A new chef?

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place has an awesome range of food from pizza to pasta, fish and chips to steak you are bound to find something everyone will like here. They sell quite a few craft beers too so also a good stop for beer lovers.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Family booked this restaurant whilst we were holidaying in NZ, so we had no idea what to expect. Well if your going on a Friday night make sure to book first it was packed. Yes we waited for a while for service to start with (we were busy catching up so didn't worry us) but after that service was great,... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

While on holiday came across this restaurant, food was fantastic can recommend the Caesar Salad and also the Thai Fish Cake Salad. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Relaxed atmosphere, will definitely be back on our next visit to Hamilton.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Had heard about Foundation from a friend and decided to pay a visit. It was easy to find and parking was very easy and free (hard things to find in Auckland). Arrived around 1.30 pm and was greeted by friendly staff. The food was really great, we had the squid, salmon bruschetta and the amazing pulled pork wrap. The coffee... More

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Hawkes Bay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Decided to leave the kids behind and have a night out for two for once. We sat in a lovely round booth. Food was great. I recommend the pulled pork wrap. It was listed as a starter but could definitely be a main. Very filling and tasty. Service was friendly and attentive. It is the second time we have been... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Rude staff, fatty inedible lamb rack, flys everywhere. And to top it off I slipped in a puddle of water by the kitchen/bathroom at 6 months pregnant. Worst evening ever and we definately won't be back.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Once again The Foundation Bar hasn't let me down.... My man and I had a wonderful meal tonight, attended to by the fantastic Anthony. He was spot on with his recommendations from the menu :) I only wish I had room for BOTH desserts. Anthony - we are so glad you have joined the wonderful staff at The Foundation Bar... More

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