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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

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” (35 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
“fish chips” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Planned to dine here on a Sunday evening arrived between 6:30pm-7:00pm and could see all of two staff. When you arrive I assume you are meant to wait to be seated however at what point do you decide to leave or seat yourself. Any reasonable...More

Thank ainsleeash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the casual atmosphere here. You find your own table and then order. The tables are small and there are good TV screens everywhere. We sat for a while waiting for menus to arrive and eventually gave up and got our own. The meals...More

Thank guynz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the way home to Auckland and we had been to Otorohanga for the day. It was about 5.30 pm and we wanted a break and something to eat. We called into The Base at Te Rapa and spotted the Foundation The menu...More

Thank Bruce_Lorraine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a friend and it was a great experience. Had the fish and chips while my friend had the vege burger. Great food on top of that one of the waitresses paid for our cocktails which definitely made our night. Highly recommend....More

Thank Prisila T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

friendly staff, nice restaurant, delicious snacks (them onion rings!!) and lots of parking right outside. very nice for a little after work get together.

Thank Elli G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though at first you IMMEDIATELY think it's another naff Hamilton restaurant, there is a surprisingly delightful array of dishes on the menu as well that all come out delicious and beautifully cooked! Staff are incredibly friendly!

Thank CharlieRower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t impressed with the food. We ordered some of the most expensive things on their menu so we expected it to be great. The pork belly was tasteless and dry but the skin of it was very very salty. You could definitely get a...More

Thank Elle H
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with my newborn and a friend. Lovely male waiter attending to our table and delivered amazing service and also helped me feel completely comfortable with me breastfeeding my baby in the restaurant, that for me was the winning part of our visit. The meals...More

1  Thank Chara R
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a lunchtime bite. Had the Veggie Burger, Caesar Salad & Calamari. All very good - though the anchovies on the salad were really, really salty. The Burger was delicious. Friendly staff who provided good service.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A friend and I called in for light refreshments after a bike ride. Our mistake not taking any notice of the price per glass of wine! $20 per glass!! And after seeing this wine in the supermarket at $11-76 per bottle, we are compelled to...More

2  Thank Davina P
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Restaurant Details

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