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Completed in November 2016, The Foundry is a brand new restaurant and bar with ambiance, style and quality decor. Not only can you enjoy the spectacular atmosphere on offer, but you can also reap the benefits of a modern menu featuring seasonally selected dishes. Come in for a intimate dinner for two or a family night out. Whatever you desire, we have something to suit every occasion. Park in our spacious carpark off Gimblett Street and come on in. We look forward to seeing you.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Healthy, Bar, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are friendly and accommodating. It is also a personal preference that the staff looks clean and tidy and they have that hence, we enjoyed the food they are serving us. You know it’s clean when you cannot smell anything from the table, glasses and...cutlery. Awesome food in a cozy place. First time to rate but definitely not our first time to dine. We’ve been here before & can’t wait to be back again.More

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm so glad you had a great evening :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted when we walked in the door, our drinks order was taken straight away, our order was taken when we were ready, we didn’t have to wait long for the meal to come out. The food was very tasty. No wastage here

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Date of visit: April 2024
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Donna, Were so glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a larger booking for a birthday and as a group, everyone was very happy with their meals. They all came out at the same time and the food was beautiful. Wait staff were friendly and helpful, and overall we had a great night....Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 22 February 2024

Awesome wait staff. Beautiful atmosphere with great music playlist. Food to die for. Amazing serving size. Best selection on menu definitely something for everyone

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Hey Kelly! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're glad you enjoyed your night with us. Look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 28 November 2023

This was outstanding. Tables decorated &a delicious 2 course meal with 3 choices mains &desert Recommend a visit

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Huge meals, very flavorsome, well presented, friendly service, comfortable dining chairs and we were lucky enough to be seated at a table that got the evening sun.

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2023

Thanks for your review!! Im so glad you enjoyed your evening with us Hope to see you again soon. Thanks Sam

Reviewed 4 October 2023

Every visit is top notch. Great selection of food with options for Gluten free meals available. Always an awesome experience.

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Date of visit: October 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2023

Thanks for your review Nicole! Hope we see you again soon

Reviewed 19 September 2023

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. All of our meals were delicious. Great portion sizes too! The service was 5 star. Can’t wait to go back.

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

Thank you very much for your review! We cant wait to have you back :)

Reviewed 14 September 2023

We booked there because we were catch up with friends and wanted a quiet place to talk but not compromise on the quality of the food and service.

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Date of visit: September 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you all again soon

Reviewed 26 June 2023

Wife's 61st bday, amazing food, compliments to the exceptional staff. Would definitely recommend to anyone, will be booking again soon

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Date of visit: June 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We very much appreciate it and are so glad you had a great night. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 June 2023

We had a very pleasant dining experience.. The restaurant was nice and warm. The staff were friendly and efficient. The meals were generous portions and all four in our dining party are going to come back soon.

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Date of visit: June 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Reviewed 27 May 2023

Really enjoyed our meals last night! Lamb was cooked superbly and the melted Brie was the goods 👌🏽 Fantastic friendly service as well!

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Date of visit: May 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2023

Hi Trinity, thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

FOH staff were good, fast and friendly. Nice atmosphere, was clean. Ordered steak medium with seared exterior, got "done" with not much sear. Kids pizza is the size of a large breakfast muffin. The shrimp cocktail was very strange and tasted like banana having a...sweet tinge to it, when asked the chef said he uses cream. It was promptly refunded. Chicken wings were bland and tasteless but by this stage I didn't raise it with wait staff. Child wanted desert but went home and made it instead. On a positive note, the lamb and sweetbreads were very good and wait staff dealt with issues without hassle. All in all an experience we won't be trying again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

Hi there, We are so sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and we will be taking your notes on board. We are sure if you ever did want to give us...More

Reviewed 16 May 2023

INCREDIBLE meal!! Highly recommend to anyone. Amazing friendly staff. Wonderful atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

Hi Beth! Thank you so much for your review and for choosing to dine with us. We can't wait to see you again soon

Reviewed 15 May 2023

The atmosphere was good. Warm and cosy. Not too busy which was good. Food was nice and big meals. Jaz and the other young girl working were very helpful.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: May 2023
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Samantha Withington, General Manager at The Foundry Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2023

Thanks so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Hi Mel, We have both a Restaurant and a Tavern at our establishment. Your daughter had entered the Tavern and was wanting to purchase a meal. As by law, no one under the age of 18 Is allowed in the Tavern without there... More
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The Foundry Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5