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Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge

££ - £££, Pizza, European
1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
+64 7-849 2311
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Maahanga Drive | Te Awa, The Base, Hamilton 3200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very average pub food, nothing special, food was ok, bill was moderate - couldn’t complain but much better options exist.

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptionally fast and pleasant service. Food and drink very good. Definitely worth stopping on our way back to Auckland. Parking is excellent.

Thank Marena7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Saturday I had lunch with a group of friends at The Foundation. Good setting and service was very good however I thought they were just a little too pricey for what they offered. I had a chicken burger which at $23 was the most...More

Thank SilverfernWaikato
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have walked past many times while shopping and was excited to try Foundation out. There was a sign by the door saying "take a seat and a server will be with you shortly" we took a seat and waited for 15 mins and didn't see...More

Thank Alanah R
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Phoned a booking and was seated promptly upon arrival and orders taken quickly and efficiently by friendly staff. Was disappointed that I actually had to call for attendance at the end of our meal and ask for my leftovers to be bagged. This was done...More

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Had a quick bite in here after a day of shopping. Service was quick and efficient the food was great too. Ordered a few wines and a tasting platter which was nice and affordable. Would go back here anytime.

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Celebrated a birthday party here with a large group of roughly twenty people in our party. The Foundation staff did a fantastic job of looking after us. All the food was brought out together at once, was hot well-presented and tasted awesome. Really enjoyed dining...More

Thank Hayden B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Dined here as a party of 9 on a late Sunday morning. Brunch menu eas varied and we could also order off the main menu which was great. I had the Bubble and Squeak which was really nice and tasty and just the right size....More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to Foundation three times; two with great pleasure as the service and food quality, Which individually I would rate a 5/5. However, This last time was a rather ill experience. I am a minor,(15) and my sisters and I's friends were planning...More

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Came down this way on Father's Day and took him out for lunch to this restaurant. Having been here before and having a good experience that time thought it would be a not bad choice again.  And we were not proved wrong.  Even though it...More

1  Thank Munchkin740
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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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