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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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Dessert, Pizza, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
quite noisy and staff very lazy

went for dinner on Saturday night and the place was really busy, however most staff, were just standing around looking bored, when i request no dressing on my burger i was told "i suppose thats ok i'll have to ask the cook" then when burger came out it was cold however my partner had a nice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
daknibbsklan
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

went for dinner on Saturday night and the place was really busy, however most staff, were just standing around looking bored, when i request no dressing on my burger i was told "i suppose thats ok i'll have to ask the cook" then when burger came out it was cold however my partner had a nice looking meal but he... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I do not know how this Restaurant could have got it any worse. We went for breakfast as very few choices at Te Awa for something nice for breakfast. Service was appalling, very poor music taste for morning seemed like the same music you would expect at night for the "bar" part of this establishment, dark and cold inside not... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here as a group of four, meal was good, ribs a bit messy but good taste. Good selection of drinks including low alcohol beer on tap. Nice open restaurant.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch on 6th February and were delighted to be greeted by a very friendly and helpful Waitress. Michelle we congratulate you on being one of the best waitresses we have been served by. She not only gave good advice she actually spoke to us - not just took our order as some do.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went our for a quick dinner the other night, and we settled on Foundation. I had the plain beef burger, and admittedly, the Waikato beef patty was pretty good. The honourable mention must go to the seafood chowder starter, absolutely brilliant ... Good beer selection, good wine selection and an all round worthwhile vibe.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

i live in hamilton and foundation is one of my favorite restaurant .steak and chicken salad are lovely ,new menu have the flavor ,if there is some vegetable or salad with it would be better

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went into foundation last night to have a meal with my partner you walk into that place and are greeted with a warm welcoming smile and seated with menus and drinks menus the wait staff were very attentive and our drinks where on our table before you knew it, The food was incredible I ordered the steak sandwich and... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I didn't expect that a restaurant in a mall could be a really good one. And it was just a wonderful time, Service is great, wine too, and the food is just so good. The beef of my friend was amazing, and I really loved my salad with lamb. If I could, I'd definitly go again :)

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Last time we went to Foundation it was average, last night it was awful, husband had Thai Salad which he said was 'ok' but he wouldnt have it agan I had Steak Sandwich, it was awful. I have to say the steak was nice but the bun in came in was stale and dry and didnt resemble the description on... More 

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've had lunch here a couple of times and enjoyed it both times. The service was friendly and attentive without being pushy and staff willingly obliged with a request to turn the music down a little. I ordered risotto balls with blue cheese which were tasty, very good value at 4 for $12 and ample for lunch. Retro fish and... More 

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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: Dessert, Pizza, 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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