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Reviewed 8 May 2021

Took the wife there and ordered a couple of burgers, My chicken one was dry and rather plain. My wife had to ask the waiter if the beef patty in hers was cooked through as it looked very suspect. In 30 years of marriage I'd...never seen her complain about any restaurant meal. The place needs better management to be honest.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

Typical Shopping Mall kiwi style atmosphere-less bar, same old layout, beers, food... noisy shoppers grabbing a bite and a drink. A bit Mehhh!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2020

6 of us visited on Sunday for lunch. We had a variety of food including 2 garlic and rosemary thin breads, yummy, salmon bruschetta, Smokey pork ribs, nachos, burger and chips , chicken salad and Caesar salad. All were delicious and served quickly. The only...small complaint was the poached egg on the Caesar salad was over cooked and hard but the waitress did offer to replace it. Very nice atmosphere, would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

One person can make all the difference and our waiter "Mark" is an absolute GEM! Tempting us with options and friendly banter. If only every where had someone like this. The food is good and the atmosphere comfortable. I find the entree's delicious.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 August 2020 via mobile

Great brunch!! Fantastic gluten free menu and food was delicious will definitely return. All four of us enjoyed the variety of out brunches.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

I've treated myself to a great meal - again - while at The Base. A relaxed 'pub' (it's better than a pub) atmosphere, but one of the best steaks again, in a place with great service, very good wine selection, and very reliable quality of...food. I hope COVID does not reappear through the idiocy of a few.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 22 July 2020

We've dined here fairly often and quite frankly, loved it but on our most recent visit we accompanied our meal with a glass of wine each, in their terminology "a small glass". Jacobs Creek Dbl Cab Sauv and "I am George" Shiraz. Cost $15 each...- equivalent to $90/bottle each. These wines are available at $20.00 and $17.99 respectively per bottle retail at the liquor store. A very hearty mark-up if ever there was one. Once bitten, twice shy. (Am I qualified to comment? - I was a restaurateur in my former life).More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 27 June 2020 via mobile

Early dinner on a Saturday night managed to get a table. Super fast and efficient service. Food was delivered promptly. Very nice food.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Our 3 year old has just been diagnosed a celiac so we are now educating ourself. Foundation Bar has a fantastic offer with so much choice!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Very nice food, but needed to be after the wait! Breakfast at 10.30. Restaurant was empty with about 6 groups. Three people In our group and our breakfast took half an hour! Staff were communication was average at best.... waiting waiting.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4