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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Pizza, Dessert, Tapas, Gastropub
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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
07 849 2311
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Setting strong foundations in style and flair, setting the scene as a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

Have eaten here frequently. Lovely staff. Good atmosphere and food. Situated in the mall so free underground parking. Nice to have a meal and watch the sport or have a Neal with the family. Reasonable prices. A winner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My first visit to this eating Lounge left me in awe. My children had booked to have my 60th birthday function with just immediate family. I am a Chef worked as such in the Hamilton/Waikato area very particular about food prep & delivery. I considered this to meet every expectation with excellent front of house service and food to match.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is our second visit in four days as we were so impressed the last time. I even had the same meal again (the fillet steak with scallops). The food is tasty and nicely presented and the service is fantastic. Everyone we have come across as been extra friendly and helpful. We'll definitely go back, especially with the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here frequently. Lovely staff. Good atmosphere and food. Situated in the mall so free underground parking. Nice to have a meal and watch the sport or have a Neal with the family. Reasonable prices. A winner.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Amazing food and fantastic service! Every time I come I am surprised with how friendly the waiters are and how quality the food is. Spend about $50 on a decent lunch for myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a nice place to eat. They do a great range of inspired dishes in a nice atmosphere. Prices are mid range and service is good. It's new and clean and situated at the end of the mall near the movie theatre complex so is a good place to eat before or after the movies as well as special... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had lunch here, the retro fish n chips. The fish batter was soggy with oil and the chips were very dry. It was served in paper which was cleverly scrunched up in the middle to give the illusion of a generous portion. Will avoid in future.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went there for all you can eat ribs which was nice and big portion. Just as an average taste of ribs.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have been here multiple times - usually disappointed with the food and service. We enjoyed the meal of pizza & fish and chips this time. Restaurant was full, very busy, hence the service was nothing special. The fish tasted a bit fishy, chips were nice but became soggy in their newspaper wrapping. The pizza had a decent amount of... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have just been to Hamilton for the feildays and as you can imagine a very busy time for Hamilton. We dined here Monday night and there was 4 of us. Food was really nice, the waitress was amazing and so attentive, they really looked after us. We decided to return with some fellow colleagues on the Wednesday night and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! The service is amazing, and the atmosphere is cool. It's a place that fits every occasion, family dinners with the kids, a bite to each after the movies with hubby or for a bit more romantic date night, Foundation bar has it all. Great Gluten Free Menu to choose from, and both GF and non-GF food... More 

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Additional Information about Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Address: 1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 849 2311
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Pizza, Dessert, Tapas, Gastropub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07 849 2311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Dessert, Tapas, Gastropub

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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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