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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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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10:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here with my husband (who had been there previously and raved about it) but was extremely dissapointed with the service. After being seated at our table, we waited nearly 15minutes for someone to take our order (I guess our waitress was too busy on her mobile phone and chatting to other staff - only 10 metres from... More 

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Huntly, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Staff awesome, food much to be desired. We had a salmon on risotto dish, and though the Salmon was slightly over cooked, it was OK, but the rice under it had no taste, was wet and mushy and spoilt the whole dish. My husband had what they called a Scotch Fillet or Fillet steak and wanted it well done. It... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food is delish! Staff are awesome! Dessert menu needs a revamp- Have been here over 100 times though and look forward every time!!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I find it really hard as a vegetarian to eat out and actually enjoy it BUT Foundation Bar always makes it so easy for me. The selection of food is incredible and if there is meat in a dish i am interested in, they will take the meat out and tailor it for my needs. Not only was the food... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
202 reviews 202 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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
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127 reviews 127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?