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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 #46 of 194 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Pizza, Tapas, Gastropub
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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
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went here on a Wednesday evening for light meal and drinks. Friends birthday. Prompt friendly service. Good variety menu. The best Caesar salad I have ever had! Nice drinks and those who had dessert were impressed. Will be back

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ordered the seafood trio and my mother ordered the pulled pork. Both the salmon and pork in our meals were dry as and she had yellow potatoes while mine was mashed and they were cold! I think maybe our meals sat under the heat lamps for awhile? Also, the matradee was great but i found the wait staff weren't very... More

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HamiltonNZ
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went here in August with out of town friends. The atmosphere is great with excellent acoustics. Which meant a great vibe but you didn't have to shout over other dinners. The portions are huge. Next time I will order entre sizes for my mains. Great that there is free parking. My one niggle is when we arrived it wasnt clear... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went here for lunch today, lots of variety. Meals coming out of kitchen looked lovely, wish I had ordered one of the salads as they looked yum. We had BLT and also chicken burger we found our lunch just ok nothing to rave about. Big restaurant with a lovely waitress. Not sure if we would go back?

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went there on a Monday becaus they specifically advertise Mexican food and drinks all day. Only one thing on the menu that very remotely sounded Mexican, fish in a wrap. Awful, battered fish, huge hunk of sour cream and chopped up tomatoe, no spice, no kick! That said the wait staff were lovely, the vibes good, just don't go there... More

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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

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
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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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