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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 #42 of 193 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We thought this would be a great place to bring some overseas visitors as we had looked at the menu beforehand and decided that it would suit a range of ages and tastes! Not only that but there are loads of free car parks close by which makes the location a stand-out compared to the CBD restaurants. We all shared... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice quality food and presentation, best pizza in town I reckon, will definately drop in again next in Hamilton, great atmosphere and such a relaxing place to meet up with mates and a great meeting place for businessman

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An enjoyable meal, plenty of choice on the menu to cater for all tastes. An adequate level of service, although maybe to quick to remove plates while the other party at the table was still eating. Great atmosphere quite busy so would suggest booking particularly on Friday or weekends. Overall an enjoyable experience and the meals were large, as its... More

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Foundation has a great vibe with a variety of seating arrangements to choose from including a garden bar. Personal touches include the staff member who offered to charge my phone for me! For seafood lovers the Tuatua soup is to die for, as is the Tron Pizza. Will be back!

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Hamilton
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Food wasn't great. Plate was warmer then the food. Staff was friendly and helpful but meals were only average. won't be going back

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If this was the first time I had been to Foundation i wouldn't be back. Food was very ordinary and whilst our food waitress was lovely there was another waitress who was nothing short of rude. There was a mix up with drinks and I ended up with 2 glasses of wine....nothing to complain about you might say, however, the... More

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Waikato
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great place to eat & drink. The staff are fabulous and the décor is great. The food is really good and the Margarita's are fabulous. Love it when my friends from Auckland come down and I drive over there and we meet and enjoy ourselves. Would recommend it to anybody.

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Matamata, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Taken to the base on the long weekend, very busy, while the girls shopped a mate and I found this place, they had a selection of very good boutique beers, which we tried several of. Pleased to say all good. We found the service excellent, the girls finished shopping and joined us. We all had a light meal which was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

> Although we live in Auckland we love coming to Foundation when we > visit Granny in Hamilton. Abby is very proud of the fact that she can > eat a whole one of your pizzas. The service is great and there is a good selection for the whole family - not just nuggets and chips for the kids. See... More

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Amazing food every time we eat here. Always something for everyones taste whether you're having brunch, lunch or dinner. Pleasant staff and atmosphere. Love it.

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