Foundation Bar, Kitchen and Lounge
(Te Awa, The Base)
Hamilton City 07 849 2311
- Mon – Fri 10.30am – Late
- Sat – Sun 9am – late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Live Music
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Setting strong Foundations in Kiwi style and flair … Foundation Bar Kitchen Lounge sets itself apart offering good old fashioned Kiwi hospitality …
This new addition to Te Awa, at The Base in Te Rapa is set in classy surroundings offering warm comfort whilst being true to its Kiwi beginnings with its chic rustic atmosphere.
22 Reviews for Foundation Bar, Kitchen and Lounge
One of Foundation Bar, Kitchen and Lounge's Favourite Reviews What's This?
The meals were very well presented and superb tasting . They were plentyful and value for money. A great experience and a great team!!
1. The steak was not hot and not medium to rare by any means.
2. The desert was not hot and took forever to arrive.
3. I had to leave my seat and go to the bar twice to get another drink.
4. The Starters were cold and under-prepared.
Service was great, meet at the door by a lovely young girl directed us to a table, fast efficient service and man the place was busy, drink order taken straight away man i love that.
Menu presented quickly, had entrees the Buffalo wings and my partner had the chowder it was great
Then we moved on to a Lamb Shank and a pizza, entrees were out in 10mins and mains out shortly after our entrees were cleared. The service was so good we called back in for Dessert after the movie.
Staff professional AND friendly. Meal and drinks served in good time, well presented and at value for money – the latter is something becoming increasingly rare these days as pretentious “joints” charge outlandish amounts for mediocre cuisine. Great ambiance, staff were very much on top of everything, washrooms clean and beautifully appointed.
Congrats to all concerned. You deserve the popularity that you’re getting!
Good work chef
Have visited the Foundation Bar twice since opening. Found the staff very friendly and helpfull.
The “Mother of all Burgers” was fantastic. Full of flavours and great chips…with T.sauce.
Ceasar Salad is out of this world as is the twice baked blue cheese soufle.Coped well with food alergies of one of my guests.
Had to wait a little for the 1st drinks to arrive.
Very impressed…hope the standard keeps up.
A new watering hole.
Great Service among all things. Place was rather busy, but staff were handling the load extremely well. They were lovely, and attentive (but not overbearing). Our table ordered a few nibbles such as Steak Fries, The Foundation Pizza, and a friend ordered Buffalo Wings – which he thoroughly enjoyed. A range of snack food to hit the spot! The dinner menu was VERY tempting, but we decided to stay on for a couple of hours for a few drinks instead since we were enjoying the atmosphere so much! The venue has been set to cater to everyone and anyone of all ages for all occasions.
Great outdoor area, which kept me cosy with the open fireplaces
I have never bothered to write a review before, but I felt what Aaron had said was a bit off, since we were obviously there the same night…
Who complains about waiting on staff for 5 minutes? and confusion over Aioli? Ask next time or make a suggestion perhaps? Come on give people a chance!
I will definitely be returning to Foundation in the near future.
First time was lunch – bit on the high side for a lunch (as it is the same as the dinner menu – no small snacky meals, which you would have else where). $21 for a burger with fries – good burger but unsure if its really worth $21… Also watch out as the unclear menu makes you think it comes with Aioli but that is on the burger not on the side with the chips.
Second time round was dinner. Wait staff weren’t useful at all – sat around waiting for a drink over 5 minutes before we managed to get their attention to come over. Then about another 5 minutes before they arrived.
- Pork Belly (average – nothing fantastic…)
- Salmon Pizza — very very disappointing. Very plain, lacking flavour and ingredients.
- Burgers – very good, full of flavour but again no aioli which another guest was expecting!
- Recommend trying their 2% Ginger Beer which is very refreshing.
Might leave it a little while before I head back to Foundation Bar. Its got the potential but hasn’t won my vote sorry…
All in all, very deserving of the 5 star rating and I would highly recommend it.
Great looking decor, quite different to my usual haunts.
Table service was attentive, knowledgeable and helpfull. a food allergy question, and child in tow were not a problem either.
I had the burger – around $20 but HUGE. and great flavour – another in my group had a huge smoked chicken salad that lookd incredible.
Coffee was very good to boot – always a good sign.
Ill be back without a doubt