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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-849 2311
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (37 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“fish chips” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service, the food, the setting. The Foundation is a great place for couple and families. The variety of food and it's quality is absolutely divine and the stewards are on to it. There are plenty of them and they are always watching to ensure...More

Thank aileentw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at a private function but the staff were very friendly and attentive , the food was presented beautifully .

Thank Neville G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

From entering until leaving, we have never had such great sevice in our lives. WELL DONE STAFF. SPARE RIBS are on special on Tuesday night's, was absolutely to die for. Not much more we can say about that. WILL BE GOING BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here last night for my father n laws 76th birthday . The service / atmosphere from start to finish was brilliant. The wait staff were pleasant friendly and happy. All meals that came out where beautiful. Our small group of 7 had...More

Thank Psarj
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We ventured here on a Sunday morning after looking for breakfast. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely cheerful server who seated us and left us menus. After ordering drinks, we perused the menu. I ordered the breakfast...More

1  Thank Orkool
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

On Saturday night my sister celebrated her 21st birthday at the foundation bar with family and friends and it was excellent! We had the garden bar area virtually all to ourselves. It was so easy to organize with the restaurant prior to arriving could not...More

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A nice atmosphere and friendly, efficient service. A pity were seated on some uncomfortable, noisy metal chairs (there are other table/chair configurations available). The ribs were ok, a bit sparse on actual meat, but had a very wierd sauce on them which had us call...More

Thank nincom
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The service was great and they were really friendly. The food was so so good and not too expensive!! It was nice having dinner there.

Thank 20bellatravels18
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a very busy place, so be prepared to feel a little like being part of the herd. Having said that, the layout is good and there are usually enough staff on that you will get a reasonably speedy service. The food is great...More

Thank BaldyBeardyBloke
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch. Menu has a good range, prices are very reasonable. Super friendly staff. Ordered pizza, didn’t take too long and was delicious & generous in size. Brunch menu looked good so will be back soon.

Thank LeonieF_12
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Restaurant Details

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