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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, Gastropub
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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-849 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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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate at this restaurant on Friday 13 Jan, and experience was not too flash. My meal was way too spicy (and i usually like spicy food) - Thai chicken salad, to the point that i could not even get half way through my meal. Although most of the staff were pleasant, did experience a staff member (European/middle-aged/male) who was not... More 

Thank Denise F
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and service. Staff are friendly. Good for family or dinner for 2. Big sports screens for the sports enthusiast. Open 7 days, with specials on different days. Love the pizzas

Thank Monique S
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, helpful if adjusting meals to meet dietary needs. Food always well presented, coffee - depends on who makes it. The day we visited was variable. A busy place - check out which days have specials.

Thank Diana B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Work do fixed menu was okay but would rather have main menu than set. Had nice lunch there and service was fast which is great in lunch hour. Would go again. Visited 2014 when working in area. Date not in calendar

Thank cHRIS9507
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited multiple times and had consistent but not exceptional meals. Menu has not changed much over the years. Disappointed with dull kids menu consisting of standard fried/hamburger/Pizza/chicken options all with chips but appreciated the speed kids meals were delivered. Experience with staff varies hugely - from exceptional to incredibly awkward watching one being told off by a manager who was... More 

Thank Romney15
Karratha, Australia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times in the last week or so and I have to say that the customer service is amazing, absolutely the best.

Thank Cassandra T
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Brought my grandmother here for a drink and maybe nibbles last night. Restaurant quiet on a Monday night with plenty of staff but after being seated we waited 30 mins without service. In the end I got up to get a waiter and we ordered just a glass of wine as we now wanted to get going. Another 15 mins... More 

1 Thank Morgan C
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Have been to this place many times but sorry guys this time was disappointing service very slow dealt with three waiters The menu is very limited for somebody with food allergies it appears you found it very hard to accommodate somebody it was a Monday night and you weren't even busy please try harder

1 Thank thistledoons
Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great place for lunch for couples or family or before a movie. Can order to share as good size meals. Tastes great too! Excellent service. Good coffee.

Thank nanaontour
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Went there for brunch my daughters 19th birthday, they made her feel very special which was really nice, they got busy while we were there but our meals were lovely and we all enjoyed them. The only comment I would make is that our coffees were not that hot.

Thank poundclan

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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, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: +64 7-849 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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