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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Pizza, European, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub
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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
07 849 2311
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Te Aroha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to grab something to eat and drink. Good service, friendly staff and menu caters for all. Family friendly and good value

Thank Lyn T
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated in a large shopping centre in Te Rapa ,Hamilton with ample parking places. It's very name indicates a venue that caters for a variety of culinary needs from a casual sip of a beverage to a well catered social event in a very relaxed and convivial environment. The service is friendly and efficient. We had a delicious family lunch,from... More 

Thank 47532015
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decor was interesting, good variety of spaces to choose from small and large tables, bar leaner's outdoor area. Would easily accommodate large groups. Staff were friendly, a little slow at times but it was near their closing time. Food on the whole was average for this type of venue, not great but not bad either.

Thank James K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great nice place to enjoy a wine or food after shopping. The place is massive and have different interior which is cool. This time we ordered wine and pizza bread just to finish of our shopping tour. Staff are helpful and friendly. I like this place. I want to taste their pizza, because if the bread was... More 

Thank Ingrid R
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is really good for the price. You get a lot of food and it is nice and tasty. Definitely good for groups or if you are feeling like a good quality bar meal. The staff are friendly and obliging.

Thank Nicayla11
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have dined here several times for lunch and dinner. I have not had to complain about anything. Staff are friendly and service is great. Probably one thing. My niece said the chowder should come as a main.

Thank pure e
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pub grub, fast service, decent portion sizes and good value for money after a day out shopping at the base. They usually switch their menus up too so good variety

Thank Laura D
New Zealand
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523 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of Shane at the Mercedes dealership as a good place to stop for dinner before returning to Auckland. It was a great recommendation, we found the food and drinks just what we were looking for, the environment warm and friendly, and the staff particularly good - we'll certainly be going back.

Thank Narziss
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend for lunch, we ordered the pate, fries and a pizza to share. The food was very yum! And the atmosphere was really friendly. I wouldn't mind this place out for dinner.

Thank zoem486
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like going here for lunch or dinner. It's a bistro type restaurant with a variety of seating a good selection of beer and wine and very nice food. Service is good and the location easy.

Thank Ianleigh M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Pizza, European, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07 849 2311
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?