Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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Hours
Sun
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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About
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
CUISINES
New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles397 reviews
Excellent
152
Very good
135
Average
50
Poor
33
Terrible
27
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

patmaryk
Preston19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Great food, the crispy drumsticks were absolutely delicious! Wasn’t keen on the digital menu but asked for a proper menu…no problem. All our food was so good. A couple of boxes to take home after. A bit slow with the drinks but when they did come it was on the house…a welcome touch. I’m visiting family from the UK & I was impressed.
Written 19 April 2024
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Sue M
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
We were invited to join a small family group for a fiftieth birthday. It is a pub menu but with a good range of choices. Vegans were well catered for and our server understood their dietary needs. I follow a healthy diet and was surprised by the high quality of the salads which were fresh and included a variety of vegetables. The meat eaters were also happy.
Written 5 January 2024
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Hatrax
Banff2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
First time writing a review on TripAdvisor but I think this place needed an honest review. -Staff were really nice for the brief interaction we had before being handed an iPad to complete our dining experience. - Coffee was ok.. little bit over extracted. A touch sour but drinkable. - food (founder breakfast) rather disappointing especially for the price ($30) scrambled eggs we rushed much like the rest of the dish, bacon tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp all morning. Sausage Pattie’s were a random flavour for breakfast and resembled an old hockey puck. Potato cake was over done and poorly executed. With a rather long wait time for how full the establishment was. - Ambience was pretty hollow with a real franchise vibe. All and all not great
Written 27 December 2023
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Shelly Fitness
Te Awamutu158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We came in for a late lunch at 2pm and thought it would be quiet but it was still pretty full. We’re not sure if they were under-staffed but we had to ask three times (to three different people) for a menu and it took about 20 minutes to get one. The menu is digital so once we got the menu we never interacted with another person. The food was delicious. I got the Macaroni Cheese and we shared the onion rings which were a real hit… chunky and lightly battered… yum!
Written 24 August 2023
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Meander17062844419
Hamilton1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
We visited this restaurant for the first time in years. Firstly the atmosphere has changed dramatically due to the new interior. It was once cosy and inviting with a warm fire and music and now it's feels like an awkward hotel reception without personality. Secondly there was a 40 minute wait for food at 4:45 which we were not told about. Considering the restaurant was virtually empty this was ridiculous. Dirty tables with used dishes were not cleaned in 30 minutes while staff just stood around the bar area. The menu or lack there of is a handheld tablet which the customer has to use with very little instruction and left to defend for themselves. One waitress spilled a drink on a patron and over their table. Another waitress had the enthusiasm of a sloth. A person who I assumed was the manager seemed to be training two waitresses at the hostess stand. Not a good look when it was not training on the system but the floor. Would I be back... sadly no. The wait time is ridiculous. The the tablet menus are wildly unreasonable, illogical and downright ridiculous. Sadly we used to love this place.
Written 12 July 2023
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Rachel K
Hamilton2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
We went here for a family catch-up dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals which ranged from the Pork Belly, several different Burgers, Pizza, Beef Ragu and Chicken salad. Staff were friendly and awesome to deal with. Topped off the dinner with sundaes which went down a treat. We had a great evening, thanks :-)
Written 11 April 2023
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Helen
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
This used to be a favourite. The food was not of the standard that it used to be. Quite disappointed.
Written 11 December 2022
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Gaylene S
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
This was the very last chance for what used to be a favorite place to eat. Food is only warm. Service slow. Dry chicken. You need a new chief.
Written 10 December 2022
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DonnaHewer
Hamilton44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Decided on Foundation Bar for family birthday brunch and it was disappointing. Eggs Benedict sauce had a skin on it and not a pleasant taste, mashed salmon had dried edges like it had been sitting on the plate, toasted wheat bread was actually untoasted white bread. Food was luke warm. One of our party sent the food back as it was so bad. Cost refunded. Coffee was nice but sadly won't be going back.
Written 9 December 2022
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S V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Had 20+ people - tables set up separately Atmosphere was standard, table was dirty and sticky which had dried up bird poop - had to watch birds flying in and out of the restaurant. Also birds pooping on your food and drinks, not hygienic as you have to quickly eat your food or enjoy having bird poop too? Not a good experience if you are trying to enjoy your meal. Would recommend having an additional cover above the ceiling to protect the tables if you want to allow birds in your restaurant.
Written 6 December 2022
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Karen McGinness
Auckland Central13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We booked for 20 people. 24 arrived. No problem at all. Got a free meal because I booked for over 10 people. Someone else then paid for me. No problem. Got given a voucher for next time I dine there. Seriously. This is a fairly big place and they had enough staff etc to cope with all situations.
Written 30 October 2022
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frankenstein
Queenstown32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
rated high so we went there. we where confronted with an electronic gaged to place our orders and pay, handy you might think but not if they put in the wrong number of your table. our coffee arrived late and was cold and bitter so they replaced it in maybe the same or other dirty cups. the salad had plenty of sugar in it so had the pizza. all in all not expensive but i rather go elsewhere and we won’t be back
Written 25 September 2022
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beth756
Paeroa138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 friends
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.
Written 1 July 2022
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Jimmy
Pukekohe15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
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.
Written 5 April 2022
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Yvonne B
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
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.
Written 15 January 2022
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