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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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Pizza, Dessert, 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 - 11:30 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Good place for visit in Hamilton

If you are hungry in Hamilton a good place to popper in to. Had a fish meal followed by a really tasty dessert which maybe could have been a bit bigger in size but it tasted good, the workers were very patient and friendly, and good value overall. I was with two friends who were "starving" after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
westcoaster107
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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English first
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great food, great staff, prices are middle of the road, we would definitely go back....the only thing that I would change is the selection on the dessert menu it's boring now...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are hungry in Hamilton a good place to popper in to. Had a fish meal followed by a really tasty dessert which maybe could have been a bit bigger in size but it tasted good, the workers were very patient and friendly, and good value overall. I was with two friends who were "starving" after rowing and both... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A group of 4 of us met for lunch. Spacious, nice atmosphere, easy place to get to with plenty of free parking. Service was good and the food enjoyed by all. Had the Retro Fish n Chips (fish was delicious), Pasta, Thai Red Curry with Prawn Balls (simply divine), Ceasar Salad (for the gluten free diner). Very happy to return... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We took our 11 year old grandson to Foundation for dinner on his birthday. Most impressed by the waitress who gave excellent advice on the meals for all of us and suggested a small variation to the meal our grandson wanted as it was likely to be too spicy for him. Meals very well presented' and priced and we left... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As we had not been here thought we would try it for lunch. We were greeted by a staff member who was happy and waited very patiently for our order as we in full conversation instead of deciding what to eat. Nice not to be rushed! The meals were publike but with flair. My husband ordered Fish & Chips, they... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

18 of us got together at The Foundation, and had a great time. The staff were running around with dishes balanced up their arms, and the good humour of our main server added to the chaos. Yes, a few things got forgotten and we had to ask again, but given the general mayhem, people sitting all at odd places watching... More 

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

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
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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
108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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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, Dessert, 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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