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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Pizza, Spanish, Pub, 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Setting strong foundations in style and flair, setting the scene as a place...
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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers

My partner and I have been here a few times for dinner and lunch and mostly have been pretty pleased. Staff have always been good and the burgers are yummy. Good drinks and a sweet location to chill after shopping

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura D
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Huntly, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever my husband and I travel from Huntly to Hamilton we ususally go the Foundation Bar. The atmosphere and ambience there is really nice and we always feel welcome. The food is great. I particularly love the Raglan Rider pizza. One is enough and I usually have enough leftover for us both the next day.

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Thank KauriLane
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have been here a few times for dinner and lunch and mostly have been pretty pleased. Staff have always been good and the burgers are yummy. Good drinks and a sweet location to chill after shopping

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Thank Laura D
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times in the past. Good food, good service. Bit more than just a pub. I had the lamb salad most recently and found it to be really fatty though. But that's my only complaint!

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Thank Rawinia L
Turangi, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Tuesday and had reserved a table which I would advise as it was very busy. The food and service were both excellent and we had a wonderful dining experience. We had our drinks replenished quickly and were attended to wonderfully by the staff. All of our meals were beautifully cooked and presented. We enjoyed the atmosphere... More 

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Thank Jess H
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after a auckland trip while waiting for friends. We were given a reserved table on the basis we would be out within the time. ...a great concept...maximize your potential revenue and give customers what they want...not being a sexist (if that word still exists) but the female staff didn't rush us, the male staff at the end did....we... More 

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Thank JH72
Hamilton, New Zealand
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here spontaneously on a Wednesday evening, what a bonus that it was 2 for 1 dessert night. My partner and I shared your Snickers Cheesecake and Lime & Chocolate Mousse, both of which were impeccable. We had great service even though we were only here for dessert, and didnt even buy a drink. However we have now read... More 

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Thank Alicem2
Wollongong, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a great experience. Delicious food, great friendly service & sweet as atmosphere! Definitely will be back!!!!

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Thank nursewithanappetite
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I always head straight to here when we want a night off cooking. Staff always friendly. Food always great, apart from our resent visit ,I had the fish burger unfortunately the fish was so small it only filled half of the bun. We were surprised this even made it to the table as there quality control is... More 

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Thank Jonojessen
Cambridge, New Zealand
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164 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Today we went for lunch. Staff seated us straight away. Drink orders taken, then meals. Instant service. Water bottles topped up. Lot of young staff, uniforms eye catching but staff were professional in training,pleasant with smiles, Food filling & great.

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Thank karina f
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Handy location for a post movie dinner/snack/drink. Always good food. And busy... So that must be positive! Good staff and service. Timely meals of a good standard

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Restaurant Details

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, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?