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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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Hamilton New Zealand
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pre-ordered our burgers to be ready at 6.10pm (movie at 6.30). Beautifully fresh burgers & fries delivered to our table promptly - beautifully presented too. BLT was up to spec, as was the Foundy burger. Yum, yum, yum! Add a beer to that and there was the perfect pre-movie meal. A vast menu that deserves more attention.

Thank lesleychr
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved it when we first went there. We went to the restaurant twice in 2 days and enjoyed both meals, the service and atmosphere. However when we went back 6 months later nothing was the same. The waitresses weren't as friendly and the menu had changed. It was not as good as when it first opened but it was... More 

Thank HalaToubia
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A spur of the moment decision led to us having a delightful evening with good service, great food and a busy friendly restaurant. The staff ensured that we got what we wanted at a reasonable price.

Putaruru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service very slow. Meals were ok, but not exceptional. My Partner had the seafood chowder which we had to send back as it was cold. My order was Steak Sandwich which was ok but not brillant. Garlic Bread was good though.

Thank NZTimeTraveller
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table to catch up with some friends over a meal before we caught a movie. Was glad we booked, as place was very full - understandably so. Great food, and good service. Defo head back again.

Thank Paul M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here.... very pleasant welcome on arrival great atmosphere!!!...the restaurant was very busy with a great buzz about it!! very good service staff!!! nice menu!!! and great drinks menu as well!!! would go back again!!!

Thank Brycee10
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Frequently attend foundation! Great atmosphere, great food and a great place to mingle, always busy and always a great place to go!

Thank Elle W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and myself go to Foundation alot and always have a pleasant evening, atmosphere is always great, food is great but one thing stood out this visit and it was the excellent friendly happy waitress (believe her name is Beks) Thanks Foundation!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamilton, New Zealand
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ticked off bucket list-tick Pleasant atmosphere, greeted with a warm smile and served promptly Meal was fantastic and surpassed expectations

Thank markgoodman13
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Foundation Bar has a brilliant food selection to chose from and is suitable for all ages as it's more of a Resturant than a bar in my own opinion. Their food is always beautifully cooked by the chefs and the service from the wait staff is impeccable. Would recommend 👍🏼

Thank mouse_xox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?