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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-849 2311
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (15 reviews)
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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in briefly on our way driving from Auckland to New Plymouth. The place was very full but the service was prompt and friendly, and the wait time for food was quite reasonable given the demand on the kitchen. The seafood chowder was perfect for...More

Thank fsb1993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this resturant to celebrate a birthday. We had a party of 20 and we were all disappointed in some way of our evening out. The service was average...our orders got mixed up and some of our party had to wait an extra...More

Thank cmurray1959
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It was quite busy when we arrived being a Saturday night. We ordered breads as an entree and were waiting about 40 minutes thinking we probably should have had them by now but then mains turned up. We asked about the bread and someone had...More

Thank Rose C
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Went tonight after a movie with friends. Had the ribs, and they were great. My wife had the duo of pork and enjoyed it, our friend had the duo of chicken and commented that the breast was too salty for her. The service was prompt...More

Thank NZ_Rick_n_Kay
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very average pub food, nothing special, food was ok, bill was moderate - couldn’t complain but much better options exist.

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Exceptionally fast and pleasant service. Food and drink very good. Definitely worth stopping on our way back to Auckland. Parking is excellent.

Thank Marena7
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Last Saturday I had lunch with a group of friends at The Foundation. Good setting and service was very good however I thought they were just a little too pricey for what they offered. I had a chicken burger which at $23 was the most...More

Thank SilverfernWaikato
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Have walked past many times while shopping and was excited to try Foundation out. There was a sign by the door saying "take a seat and a server will be with you shortly" we took a seat and waited for 15 mins and didn't see...More

Thank Alanah R
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Phoned a booking and was seated promptly upon arrival and orders taken quickly and efficiently by friendly staff. Was disappointed that I actually had to call for attendance at the end of our meal and ask for my leftovers to be bagged. This was done...More

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Had a quick bite in here after a day of shopping. Service was quick and efficient the food was great too. Ordered a few wines and a tasting platter which was nice and affordable. Would go back here anytime.

Thank J9421NBannab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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