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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meals and good space, we had a group and our waiter was awesome. Made our night by being very hospitable. Definitely recommend ★★★★★★★★

Thank Lillian P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice now. 1st time was for lunch. It was terrible. My burger was tasteless. My mums steak was so full of gristle it was almost inedible and the dish of aioli was like jelly and looked off colour....Went for dinner this time the bourbon ribs were amazing. Steak is still full of gristle though.....fish and chips and kids... More 

Thank Angela W
Taupo, New Zealand
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family day out and decided to have lunch here. Our server was friendly and very good at her job. Loved the food probably some of the nicest we have had in quite a while.

Thank LucyT_2015
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stop food after a long day shopping and walking! Busy place but service was great! Had a nice lunch! Good portion and great seating!

Thank Jerry L
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Whether you are looking for a breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner you cant go wrong with visiting the Foundation. The food is to die for with a great selection from the Menu. Spare ribs on Tuesday are a must, eat all you want. Loads of parking.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were a group of four here for a catch-up drink, chat, and dinner over about four hours. Staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Our food was of a high standard and could not be faulted. We were also there for the $10 desert night. These were huge and delicious. Upon paying the bill the Manager also... More 

1 Thank Tony W

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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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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