Foundation is the unicorn of bars, one of the rare few all-rounders with great food, great service, a variety of drinks, and good atmosphere. We’ve been here a couple of times now, and each time we were greeted and seated promptly by friendly waiters, with our food arriving quite quickly as well (and with custom requests adhered to!). Honestly, this place puts a few ‘fine dining’ restaurants (that shall not be named) to shame in the service department.
Their food menu is fairly expansive, ranging from pizzas to platters, bar snacks, and the usual entrees and mains. Their sticky American bourbon pork ribs are exactly what ribs are meant to be – messy, hearty, and absolutely delicious with the perfect house-made sauce. They have $25 all-you-can-eat ribs on Tuesdays, which the guys say is great value for money, but IMO the standard ribs are more than enough anyway – I’ve never been able to finish the first serving! Aside from that, we’ve tried the Port Waikato pizza, which was pretty good especially for a place that doesn’t specialize in pizza, and their steak, which is simple but done exactly as you ordered it.
Price-wise, they are mid-range, with most mains in the $20s. The place is always warm and cosy, even on a cold winter night. Great for a night out with friends, and even better if you happen to like ribs.
|Cost:||$20 – $40 pp|
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