Cuisine: Asian, New Zealand, Public House
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

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

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Foundation on George
Location: Parnell
Cuisine: Asian, New Zealand, Public House
Mains: $25 - $35

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This was our first First Table experience and it only can be rated as "absolutely fantastic". The food was delicious and the service outstanding - probably the best I experienced for a very long time. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in and were greeted by the friendly and professional staff. Thank you people at The Foundation on George and thank you First Table. We will be back!

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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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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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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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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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This was our first First Table experience and it only can be rated as "absolutely fantastic". The food was delicious and the service outstanding - probably the best I experienced for a very long time. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in and were greeted by the friendly and professional staff. Thank you people at The Foundation on George and thank you First Table. We will be back!

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Hank Zhang

Friendly services and beautiful food. Awesome experience

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Gorgeous night in the sunny courtyard. The menu looked great, the food was mostly really delicious and the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back.

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Lovely movie, before the movies! Sat in the nice courtyard out the back and enjoyed a glass of wine with our dinner. Seafood linguini was delicious!

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Rob McGuinness

Good food, service was great. Nice spot.

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Chandra Ann

Amazing food, love the current menu! Service is also the best you can get in Auckland, making Foundation on George a favorite spot.

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Lauren-ashley Esterhuizen

The waitress was very helpful, informative & friendly.
The restaurant itself had a nice atmosphere.
The highlight was the beef wellington, it was perfectly cooked & tender, would definitely go back for that.

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We've dined in the foundation before and used to love it, but now they changed the menu to something completely different and everything we tried was average minus. The service is still nice and the waitress was lovely, but the food overall was a disappointment :(

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Delicious! A very pleasant evening thank you.

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Lisa Williams

Yummy food and a lovely atmosphere. Sat in the courtyard and enjoyed the late afternoon sun warming our backs.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at FOG both the food and service were excellent! The background music was great too! We will be back for sure! :)

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Great spot for an evening out. Enjoyed it all.

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Ada Wong

Food was good and so was the service. Would go again.

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Nikki Graham

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Foundation on George. We sat outside in the courtyard, perfect on a warm evening. The fish of the day was amazing, and the chocolate taco for dessert was a real highlight. I would definitely return.

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Excellence food and service.
Will go back again.

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Was my Valentines dinner it was splendid. Me and my wife enjoyed the food and the red wine. The Semifreddo dessert was awesome but the taco was mediocre. Beef was perfect with the Cereliac sauce. The Eggplant entree was amazing with the dates jam yum, crazy combo. Gutsy ingredients. Thanks guys :)

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Owner/operator and manager on duty were very hospitable.
They know their menu and were able to give us ideas to make the appropriate selection of food for a wonderful evening.

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Lynley Pritchard

Great food and service. We had the Seafood Linguini and Ceasar Salad and both were delicious.

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The waitress was really attentive and checked in often to make sure everything was okay. The food was fresh and delicious! Would definitely go back again!

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Adam Graham

Generally good. Pretty high class menu. Overall good experience A place that is more suited to food sonobs rather than casual dining.

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Adrian Roche

Excellent service and talented chef, great experience highly recommend

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Loved the experience, excellent service and great food. It’s a nice indoor and outdoor area which in the summer is perfect. Can’t wait for the new menu to come

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We were the only table. Service was great.. decent portion. The pear clafoutis is a must try. Welcoming environment. Will be perfect if the tiger prawns are fresh.

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Lisa Toon

Decidingly average. Waitress was very friendly but not nearly attentive enough given how quiet the restaurant was. Food was very average and the flavours just didn't seem to work well. Dessert was very good but overall dining experience was disappointing.

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Poi Ng

The food was fantastic and the service was equally so. Thanks for a great night. I'll be back!

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Chizuko Kawamoto

We had Dak Gang Jeong chiken, Charglilled black tiger, Pork bao, Shushi bowl as entry, all dishes were lovely. We had today's fish (snapper), lamb, ribeye as mains. All looks beautiful and used many different ingredients, we enjoyed. We had chocolate mosuse as finishing. Looks so pretty and tasty! Staff were friendly, relax restaurant. We like clean toilet, too. We will come back again. Thank you lovely dinner!

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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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Kanako Hayashi

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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