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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub
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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
07 849 2311
10:00 am - 11:30 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service is good and casual, meals are average based on the price but would return. Good for families, or a casual dining out with friends

Thank samzi9
Hastings, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very impressed with our meal and would definitely visit again next time we are in Hamilton. Friendly service. All four of us couldn't fault the meal it was excellent.

Thank Bern476
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time at foundation bar, the food was excellent, the atmosphere vibrant and the staff was so kind and hospitable, especially Miki. She was so funny, friendly, prompt and helpful. 👍

Thank Rexine H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with a bunch of friends and we had a great time. We were seated in the outer area which had a fire and good lighting, although one lady said was cold in the corner by the window, but the others didn't have any issues. The meals were superb, the wait staff pleasant, and we all paid separately... More 

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

I like the kind of atmosphere that the Foundation provides. I had good times in the company's happy hours.

Thank William L
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a nice dinner with my family and were told there was no wait time on food despite the crowded venue, drinks came on time but the food took 45+ minutes to arrive. I had the pork main and thought the dosh lacked flavour, overcooked pork and very salty bacon and sausage. Very disappointing,will be going to macdonalds... More 

Thank Callum D
Rotorua, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I get we have a large table but how can you get the orders so wrong....after being there for 1.5 hrs you forgot mine, you bought me someone elses, then I waited again and it was missing stuff that was on the menu so you took it back....so 2 hrs after arriving I FINALLY got my breakfast! Another guy on... More 

Thank rachnz2015
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the dining here. The food was made nicely, everyone was delighted. The only point I would like to make is that I received 1 lamb shank in the rump, but for almost $30, I did expect 2 - as is the case for most other restaurants. The atmosphere was delightful and family-friendly, and the food was very... More 

Thank Deron S
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here quite a few times. Its become a favourite place. Shared our xmas lunch here last year and although the place was backed with people because we had pre ordered there was minimal delay. We quite often go here for dinner and then go to the movies up stairs. Great food, good service and quite good prices.

Thank LyndaAukino
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The menu had a selection of all types of food, I went with the burger, which was quite huge and heaps of hot chips on the plate, probably for me, too many carbs! Prices were average to pricey. We went in the evening so there was plenty of parking available.

Thank Tirawhanau

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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, 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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?