Cuisine: New Zealand, Public House
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #18 of 90 restaurants in Auckland

Foundation on George is a fantastic neighbourhood eatery in the heart of Parnell.

With fresh New Zealand food, friendly staff, and a superb wine list, you’ll want for nothing at this charming dining destination!

Focusing on local produce and simple yet elegant cooking methods, their dishes are packed with bold flavours and quality ingredients. Tuck into all your Kiwi favourites, from small sharing plates, superfood salads and home-style pasta, to locally caught seafood and mouthwatering burgers.

Housed within a historic red brick building, Foundation on George is a charming setting for casual dining. As well as a beautifully designed interior, they also offer al fresco dining on the shaded courtyard.

Head to this neighbourhood spot for your next evening out, located on the corner of George Street and Parnell Road.

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Foundation on George
8 George St
Parnell
Auckland 1023

Open Hours:
Monday 7am - 4pm

Tuesday - Friday 7am - 9pm

Saturday 8am - 9pm

Sunday 8am - 3pm

Phone: 09 377 2240
Website: foundationongeorge.co.nz

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Ranked: #18 of 90 restaurants in Auckland 18
Foundation on George
Location: Parnell
Cuisine: New Zealand, Public House
Mains: $25 - $35

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Jennifer Dupen

Atmosphere was great, waiters were so kind and friendly. Food tasted great - the desert was to die for!

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Lynne Abbot

Foundation on George was perfect for a Christmas catch up. Easy parking, welcoming staff, beautifully creative cocktails and my steak was yummy. Lovely breezy atmosphere for an early summers dinner.

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Exceeded all expectations the food was delicious and the service absolutely faultless. We’ll be back.

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Sarah Haddon

The entrees were delicious! The mains were good but unfortunately, the steak was overcooked. The staff were very helpful and fixed the situation instantly with extra compensation! Great time. Recommend.

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Anabel Welch

Great atmosphere- sat outside in the courtyard enjoying the sunshine having a drink before dinner. Delicious food and amazing service so going today to try lunch menu

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It was nice atmosphere and foods. lot of parking area is also very easy to go. I would like to visit again.

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Liz Jenkins

Early dinner for two on a Saturday night before heading into the Spark Arena. We couldn't have picked a better place than Foundation on George. Parking was easy in their car park, tucked around the back. We received a warm welcome on arrival and the staff were attentive and knowledgable about the food and wine. In fact the service we received was impeccable.

While the menu may appear small, the selection is varied and the ability to mix and match a great option from their selection of small plates, salads, big plates and side dishes. The squid we choose as a starter was crisp and tender with a lovely kick from the chipotle dressing on the side. Our main dishes were both excellent - the pappardelle with its gorgeous sauce was a highlight. As was the side of chargrilled asparagus which was tender and highlighted the lovely spring flavour.

We did have a little time so decided to share a dessert with coffee. What a gorgeous way to finish the meal - the chocolate moose was elegant, beautifully presented and divine. The coffees were both of a high standard too.

All in all we had a lovely dinner at Foundation on George. Delicious food and warm, knowledgeable professional service. What more could you ask for? Free parking in Auckland!

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Julie Han

Foundation on George had a very welcoming atmosphere. Wonderful food with very big portions and the staff were very helpful and lovely as well.

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Sarah Greer

A great night out in a stylish locale.

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Anabel Welch

What a wonderful meal with fabulous hosts.
I loved the crispy chicken starter. My husband and daughters raved about the pork ribs. The chocolate mouse was also a huge hit. Can’t wait to go again.

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Ian MacDonald

Pleasant atmosphere, great service. Not our first visit and wont be our last. Really enjoyed the salmon and pleased to see that the chef is experimenting with the presentation to keep the look of it fresh for the regulars. The pork bao is infused with the classic flavours you would come to expect and is worth the visit. The real standout for us is the Dak Gang Jeong Chicken. Described as having a sweet garlic soy dressing there is also a good hit of chili that really makes the dish.

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Very enjoyable experience. Great location, food and service.

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Carolyn Crook

Great service, recommend the beef burger

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Dilum Puwakdandawa

The best restaurant experience ever!
Delicious food, good portions, amazing service and great ambiance. 10/10 from us.
Suitable for vegetarians too.
My partner and I are serious foodies and we loved our experience.

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Me and my partner went really like the experience we had , Jaymama was really friendly and did provide us an outstanding service , the food was really amazing and the other young South African waiter waiter was really polite and friendly too .
Where will you go back for sure and we recommend this place for all our friends .
Nice to see some young people like them doing a very professional job much better than many many many other places .
Very special place.
Thanks a lot .

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Gaylene Wright

We don't live in Auckland, but will definitely try and get back to this restaurant. A lovely dining experience with excellent friendly, but professional service. Beautiful food. Highly recommend

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Alisha Lee

First time to the restaurant. Entree, main and dessert was perfect and up to the standard. Enjoyed the food to the max!! Will definitely go back again!!!

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Amanda Kirk

We were really pleased with our recent experience at Foundation on George and will definitely visit again. The service was amazing - both wait staff were very helpful and accommodating (especially with my pregnancy requests). The menu was really extensive, having lots of variety and we were really happy with what we ordered. Will definitely be back soon!

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Excellent food and service, would definitely go back again!

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Iarla Ní Chonnachtáin

Spectacular food and service. We were late to our booking due to unforeseen circumstances and the staff were extremely accommodating. Our duck and steak mains were delicious. Really can’t compliment Foundation on George enough.

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Great food! Great staff! Definitely will come back!

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We had a lovely meal with friends. Happy Hour in the sunny courtyard and moved inside to eat -our choice. Very relaxed and a charming waitress. We enjoyed our meals -the portions were generous -the poppage threshold was met!

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We started in the beautiful sunny courtyard outside for a drink and our entree. It’s hard to find a sunny eating spot in Parnell so extra special. We then moved inside for our mains and they were divine. Great menu choices and great service. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Perfect end to the week. We enjoyed easy parking, a garden outlook and the 'just right' attention from friendly wait staff. The food was generous and delicious - we'll be back!

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Simon Thompson

This is by far my favourite restaurant, great food, great wine, great service, amazing atmosphere. If you're looking for a place where you can be both comfortable and fancy at the same time, I would definitely strongly recommend going here

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Dollice Chua

Last evening was a great culinary experience at Foundation on George! Parking was a breeze to begin with at this choice location in Parnell, Auckland City. We were served by charming, warm, friendly and attentive team throughout the night. We ordered 3 small plates - chargrilled tiger prawns, Dak Gang Jeong chicken, both were sooo amazingly yummy, and fries with aioli which titillated our palates, left us hungering for more. Mains didn’t fail to disappoint, we had pan fried snapper and oxtail ragu pappardelle and climaxed with the pear dessert which took our breath away, both in terms of presentation and flavours! We were told it takes 20mins to get the dessert ready and the wait is well worth it! The hero of the dessert, the pear, arrived served in a small hot wrought iron pan on top of wooden platter, had hot and cold elements and is a must for everyone going to Foundation on George!

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Last night I went to Foundation on George for dinner. The staff were so lovely, very attentive but in no way pushy, they were full of helpful suggestions what to eat when I asked and the food was Devine. Stand out for sure was the fried chicken. We had to get a second to come with out mains! It was delicious and paired perfectly with the daikon salad. I was too full for dessert after ordering so many plates of food but I will definitely return and will not forget to save room for the desserts which sounded amazing! Chocolate mousse with salted caramel is calling me back. Thanks team!

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Pretty environment, delicious food, good service

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Beautiful food and great atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

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AMAZING! We will definitely be back and food was amazing and had such a good variety. There were people in my group that were vegan and people on a keto diet and everyone had plenty to choose from. The service was great and we loved the location. Will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for when it’s next on first table for a Saturday night.

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Fiona Ann

The food is masterchef standard in a casual setting. Service was excellent. Our 2 teenage kids and us enjoyed our food and evening very much.

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Leanne Martin

An enjoyable night out. Food was good

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Isabel Cala

Hidden gem! Excellent food, well-presented, top-notch service and the restaurant was beautifully set out. Would definitely visit here again.

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Zhe Min Shao

Another great First Table newcomer! I've been to Tribeca next door to these guys and the standards must be set equally high with all the neighbouring restaurants as FOG did not disappoint! Excellent service and delicious food along with a great setting!

Highly recommend their Dak Gang Jeong Chicken along with the Oxtail Pappardelle!!

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Ian MacDonald

From the small plates, we shared the salmon, the chicken and the calimari. Great combination. For the chicken, the spice is in the coating, while the calimari dish has the spice in the dip. Great flavours, we will be back.

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Natasha van der Walt

All the dishes we had were delicious. The atmosphere was really nice and the staff made us feel at home.

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Robin Kelly

Fabulous place to eat, parking was a dream, great service and food, we will be back.

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Lynette Dixon

Very enjoyable night, food was enjoyed by all of us

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The food was amazing. The best chocolate mousse that we both have ever tasted.

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The food was fantastic! The pork in Pork Bao was really nice and tender and the sauce gave it just right amount of kick needed to get your taste buds going. The prawns were everyone's favourite and it's a must-order dish...lamb was juicy.... We just loved it. Staff was really friendly and competent....Great place for dinning!

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One of the best meals I’ve had for a long time! Amazing food and great service! Will definitely be back!

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Karen Wu

Great service. Food was lovely. Great atmosphere

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Magdeline Radcliffe

From the moment we walked into the restaurant,we were immediately welcomed by a very friendly staff member and the manager.
We were a party of four celebrating two birthdays.We were spoilt for choice with their wine and cocktail list.
We ordered 4 different entrees and 4 different main meals.The tiger prawns were little bombs if buttery goodness and the garlic was robust but not overpowering.The cured beetroot salmon was beautifully presented and so tasty.We could not fault any of the entrees.
We ordered baby blade ribs,the oxtail pappardella,the confit duck with roasted herb potatoes,butternut and beetroot gel as well as the lamb rump with tabauleh tzatziki and cashew nuts and we were once again gobsmacked by how well presented and of high quality all the meals were.
All the portions were generous so much so that we could not fit in a desert unfortunately.
I highly recommend Foundation on George and I will most definitely return soon.
Thanx for a great food experience.
Magdeline.

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Maureen Fielding

We had our first First Table experience at Foundation on George and have a great time..! The food and service was great. Would recommend and will definitely go back again..!

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Great food in a nice space.

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Shannon Newman

What an amazing experience! Lovely little place with friendly, helpful service. Absoluetly enjoyed all the food we had. There was a special 700G steak which is unheard of! It was cooked beautifully. The chocolate mousse is divine. Would highly recommend this place.

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Great casual restaurant. Enjoyed the Baby Back Ribs which were very tender and the eggplant roulade which was also delicious. The portions were very generous so we had no room for dessert!. Plenty of parking outside the restaurant which is also a bonus. Looking forward to trying out other dishes on the menu.

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What a hidden gem this place is
We loved everything about it and will be back

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Yvette Campbell

Excellent table service and great food. Great location & setting

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Fabulous food with stunning service in a relaxing atmosphere. Thankyou

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