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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Pizza, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Gastropub
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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
07 849 2311
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10:30 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 13
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  • 6
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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
Business Holiday

Staff are the best. Always smiling and looking out for needs of every table. Very polite. Meals are nice especially the Vanilla Ice Cream. Geddy Up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Staff are the best. Always smiling and looking out for needs of every table. Very polite. Meals are nice especially the Vanilla Ice Cream. Geddy Up.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

6 of us shared a range of food at foundation. The pizzas are great, the fish and chips ok but the steak sandwich was not up to much. Not an expensive meal but still only average value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had lunch here for the first time. We have looked at having breakfast here in the past but the breakfast menu is quite expensive.Bacon and Eggs for $18, you have got to be joking. However we were meeting a group of friends for lunch and they decided to go there. The menu is quite extensive and some nice choices. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Came here with work friends during our lunch break. We were quite a large group and they were very accomodating and allowed us to pre order to reduce wait time while we were there. The food was great and serving size was generous. The wait staff were also efficient and friendly. A nice place to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food was fantastic on Saturday night and the drinks were too, I love lager and lime and most pubs can't get it right but Foundation did which made me want to drink more lol but I have had a bowl of chips lots of times and found them a bit undercooked and tasteless but well done for last weekend, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Food was delicious and good proportions. We went here for a birthday and the staff were very happy with accommodating our request for a candled dessert. Great atmosphere for family dining out. Will definitely come back here and try out their other dishes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was a nice flavour, we both had salads and were the same price. I had a chicken salad with honey roast peanuts, home smoked chicken, fried shallots red onion and sprouts it was delicious. Mum had the roastvegetables salad which came out half the size, a few roast vegetables wised with mesculin and that was it. Same price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We come in here every time we shop at Te Awa The Base, about once per fortnight. Sometimes just for an espresso, sometimes a snack, and occasionally a full meal. Staff, food and value for money are consistently very good, which is why we keep returning!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 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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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, 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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