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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 #44 of 191 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dessert, Pizza, Tapas, Gastropub
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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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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If this was the first time I had been to Foundation i wouldn't be back. Food was very ordinary and whilst our food waitress was lovely there was another waitress who was nothing short of rude. There was a mix up with drinks and I ended up with 2 glasses of wine....nothing to complain about you might say, however, the... More

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Waikato
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a great place to eat & drink. The staff are fabulous and the décor is great. The food is really good and the Margarita's are fabulous. Love it when my friends from Auckland come down and I drive over there and we meet and enjoy ourselves. Would recommend it to anybody.

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Matamata, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Taken to the base on the long weekend, very busy, while the girls shopped a mate and I found this place, they had a selection of very good boutique beers, which we tried several of. Pleased to say all good. We found the service excellent, the girls finished shopping and joined us. We all had a light meal which was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

> Although we live in Auckland we love coming to Foundation when we > visit Granny in Hamilton. Abby is very proud of the fact that she can > eat a whole one of your pizzas. The service is great and there is a good selection for the whole family - not just nuggets and chips for the kids. See... More

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Amazing food every time we eat here. Always something for everyones taste whether you're having brunch, lunch or dinner. Pleasant staff and atmosphere. Love it.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Setting “strong foundations of style and flair” they raved. A place to “feel the vibe” they promised. Without this Foundation we are “condemned to live essentially formless lives” they threatened. Leaving Foundation last Saturday night we felt the vibe alright and it was one of extreme disappointment. It started well. We were approached as soon as we set foot in... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Last time I was at Foundation was for the All-You-Can-Eat ribs... omg, so tasty. Plate full of BBQ ribs with plenty of meat, and falling off the bone. A little bit messy, but so worth it. The time before, went in for dinner and spent a few hours there eating a various selection of things off the menu with my... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have dined with family at Foundation 3 times now on 2 trips to Hamilton and none of us have ever been disappointed. Twice for dinner and once for lunch. Over the 3 visits we have sampled a large portion of the vast menu and everything was always to a very high quality and well presented. I am a big... More

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Second time we have had lunch here. Both times the meals were tasty and enjoyable. The staff are friendly and professional. Will return regularly as they are one of the most consistent restaurants for food and service in Hamilton.

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