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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 #54 of 222 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went to this restaurant with my hubby for lunch on Saturday. Walked in and was immediately greeted by wait staff, which was nice... but they then proceeded to tell us to go and seat ourselves (why bother greeting us?) and someone would be over soon. We waited 15 mins before I had to get up and ask someone for a... More 

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Hamilton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed a post concert dinner here on Saturday night & despite the fact that we were 30 minutes late arriving, the staff had kept our table & were very welcoming. The waiter was very helpful & asked the chef if I could order the salmon dish without the prawn risotto which he offered to serve with the seasonal vegetables... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I dined here in the weekend and ordered the roast vegetable salad for $20. What was served to me was a handful of vegetables on a plate. As the portion size was ridiculously small, I assumed it would be made up for in taste, but unfortunately it was incredibly bland. I've dined at Foundation several times before and have been... More 

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Hamilton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have been here several times & it is for the most part quite good. Sometimes the friendliness & efficiency of the staff you deal with is a bit hit & miss. They have some very lovely staff & some who clearly do not enjoy providing customer service. The food is consistently good, not overwhelmingly great. Can get very noisy... More 

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Additional Information about Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Address: 1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3241, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 849 2311
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
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
Cuisine: Dessert, Pizza, Tapas, Gastropub

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