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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-849 2311
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:30 - 23:30
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Fri 10:30 - 23:30
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great bar and restaurants in the mall, great atmosphere and service, book early on special occasions otherwise will be packed, food not bad, but watch out for the gluten Fettuccini!

Thank Leo L
Hamilton, New Zealand
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been here for about 10 months, so decided it was time to go back again. Although the restaurant was very busy (being the Saturday of the Easter weekend), we were served promptly by several friendly staff who took our drink and food orders. Amongst our group we had fish & chips (fish was nice, very fresh and not... More 

Thank chynna
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had lunch yesterday, food was ok, the service was 1st class, Chase served us, we were impressed by his memory and cheerful demeanour.

Thank parespowerpizza
Christchurch, New Zealand
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Foundation twice within a week. The service was great and the atmosphere casual. The menu is vast so should suit all tastes. On our first visit we both had one of their complex salads which were quite a masterpiece (for a salad). Pizzas on our next visit which were delicious also. Great place for a catch... More 

Thank Inverness1966
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very accommodating staff , Dave and the team always make a point of giving you an enjoyable experience. Plenty of variety with the menu and the food is always delicious. One of our favourites , relax and enjoy. Also plenty of screens for the Rugby fans !!!

Thank Tony D
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my wife to enjoy a delicious meal and a evening away from the kid's. The food was good, the beers were cold. The service was excellent, probably some of the best service I've had in Hamilton establishments.

Thank nodrogs8
Hamilton, New Zealand
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here quite a few times over the last 4 years and sadly the food and service has been getting worse over time. Took forever for someone to come and take a drink order, ur after the waitress realised we were there she was much more attentive. Had the seafood chowder, unfortunately was not so nice and tasteless,... More 

Thank Kindycow
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a comfortable but trendy bar/ restaurant in a shopping mall. The food and service are great and the facilities are very nice. Plenty of underground parking. It is also near a movie theatre complex so is a great place for meals before or after the movies. There is a great selection of drinks and meals.

Thank Ianleigh M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food is always good here but one of the stand out aspects of this place is the service. Last time we were there something came out a little later than it should have (but we weren't bothered) but they INSISTED on taking it off our bill. Another time I told them I thought there was a little too much... More 

Thank erinbburke
Ohaupo, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived for a 2.30 lunch. Seated and quickly were attended to. Good service tasty food ribs and pasta both enjoyable. Would go again although perhaps on a specials night.

Thank Marina0072014

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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, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?