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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
+64 7-849 2311
10:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri 10:30 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went to foundation and ordered a good meal. There was the vegetarian option of salad and risotto balls and kumera chips. Other ordered a meat meal and seemed happy with it. The desert was also yummie. Our waitress was a back packer from the UK mans she gave us really good service and advice on what we... More 

Thank Ross c
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at a busy shopping complex makes it great to visit after a hectic day shopping or before going to the movies or just having dinner with friends

Thank Jackjasa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and excellent service. Our waiter Chase was fantastic - really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Thank scrivfam
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped by with Family for a late lunch/early dinner. when we came in, we were greeted by a girl with an American accent, friendly and showed us to our tables and gave us our menu's. Then when we were ready to order, a different girl came out, took the order - which was the fish, and a snack, and couple... More 

Thank EuniceTravels
Hamilton New Zealand
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 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 19 October 2016

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 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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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