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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 #56 of 203 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
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Foundation bar caters well for each kind of gathering. Whether you are meeting friends for an after work drink or family for dinner, the bar is well stocked with options as is the menu. I particularly enjoy the entrée options as these are large enough to share as tapas with friends. The meals are large enough to feed the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went here on a Wednesday evening for light meal and drinks. Friends birthday. Prompt friendly service. Good variety menu. The best Caesar salad I have ever had! Nice drinks and those who had dessert were impressed. Will be back

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ordered the seafood trio and my mother ordered the pulled pork. Both the salmon and pork in our meals were dry as and she had yellow potatoes while mine was mashed and they were cold! I think maybe our meals sat under the heat lamps for awhile? Also, the matradee was great but i found the wait staff weren't very... More 

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HamiltonNZ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went here in August with out of town friends. The atmosphere is great with excellent acoustics. Which meant a great vibe but you didn't have to shout over other dinners. The portions are huge. Next time I will order entre sizes for my mains. Great that there is free parking. My one niggle is when we arrived it wasnt clear... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went here for lunch today, lots of variety. Meals coming out of kitchen looked lovely, wish I had ordered one of the salads as they looked yum. We had BLT and also chicken burger we found our lunch just ok nothing to rave about. Big restaurant with a lovely waitress. Not sure if we would go back?

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went there on a Monday becaus they specifically advertise Mexican food and drinks all day. Only one thing on the menu that very remotely sounded Mexican, fish in a wrap. Awful, battered fish, huge hunk of sour cream and chopped up tomatoe, no spice, no kick! That said the wait staff were lovely, the vibes good, just don't go there... 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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