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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

We had a lunch catch up here and loved it! 4 adults and a 9 year old boy. Orders were taken quickly and delivered in a good amount of time. Cocktails ( mojito, cosmo, Black Russian and Long Island iced tea ) were all made...very well. Food was on point! The chicken salad was so filling! Kids pizza went down a treat with my son too! Will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 April 2022

Went for brunch with my family on Sunday 3rd April at 9:30AM. Were instructed to choose whichever table we liked as long as it didn't have a reserved sign on it, so we went outside and began to sit down when the guy stuck his...head through the doorway and told us the table was reserved (no sign in sight) and made a snarky comment which implied we should have realized since it had cutlery and plates on it, before walking off. Not a great first impression, we didn't bother to stay.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 January 2022

We ordered 2 pasta dishes and they came out barely warm. We also wanted a dessert but the dessert menu was not offered to us. When we told the manager he told us that the pasta had to have been hot as it had just...come off the grill! I've never heard of grilled pasta before🙄 Waiter never asked at the table if everything was alright with the meal. All round it wasnt a good experience.....poor service and poor food.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

Upon entry we were about to leave due to the waiter dismissing us, fortunately Sandra came and served us and was lovely. We felt as though we were a big inconvienance. Service post this was good

Date of visit: December 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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