A Touch of Salt

4.8
1018 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Whether a casual meal, business lunch or leisurely dining event, we consider meals to be more than eating, so our restaurant and menus are designed for conversation.

Take in the waterfront views, starry night skies and cooling breezes of our alfresco balcony, or dine indoors in the air-conditioned comfort (sometimes a must in North Queensland!).

The name, A Touch of Salt, is a play on our family name, Brine. Our restaurant began as a family business more than 10 years ago and our family-style approach of genuine hospitality and meals designed to encourage conversation has remained the heart of A Touch of Salt. We have spent the past decade crafting our restaurant as one of the North’s best casual fine dining restaurants.

We are pleased to say our restaurant is appreciated not just by Townsville locals but also by travelers and diners from around Australia.

Support A Touch of Salt during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1018 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Aleisha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food accompanied by amazing service.

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Jenny
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The food is a bit heavy, such as cheese on scallop. Beef ribs nice. Wine list is good. Waitress very nice.

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Lucia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food as always!! And great staff, my family and I love dining here.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a marvellous night, Great food and great service from our waitress. We especially enjoyed the kind words written on our dessert plate. Will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.

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debbiea
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The menu is stunning, the service is friendly even through the dinner rush. As anyone would pay for good service and great food we will be back to visit next menu change.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food - lovely staff!!!!

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An incredible experience yet again.

There’s something charming about the collaboration of food and view at this restaurant.

The staff are attentive and the wine offerings are superb. I also indulged in some dessert ( I don’t normally do that) but the menu was incredible.

Lovely for intimate, romantic or quiet dining.

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

At this time of year, outside dinning is superb. Everything else was perfect for a great evening!!

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NicA
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious fine dining, engaging and attentive wait staff. First class dinner.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Lovely food. Wish you all the best. Thank you

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Kats
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff and great value for money. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner or dinner with friends and family.

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Angelina
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely need a few more choices in the menu-understand fine dining menus are short. Also , we were unable to order any rice d to thoroughly do any of the sauces, and jus any justice. Damper does not suffice to wipe them up. Please do seriously think about giving your diners the choice of steamed rice or bread other than damper to order with their meals. The portion sizes are really good for a fine dine place.

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BenjaminR
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Food was delivered in good time. We ordered 3 courses and at no stage felt rushed, yet we were only there for about an hour from being seated til we departed.
Flavours were identifiable without being overpowering or too rich.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal with friendly service.

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VarunP
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is great but the service is exceptional. Very attentive, friendly and energetic staff.
Just makes the whole experience oh so wonderful

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HanneD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A Touch of Salt is always great. But generally it’s outstanding.
Friday night it was not as outstanding as usual, but still very enjoyable.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food. Being from Canberra I was so impressed as have been spoilt by amazing food for a long time. Ambience was perfect service was spot on and the scallops were the best I have ever eaten!

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t hesitate... just go ,you won’t be disappointed!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment I booked to when we paid, the service was exceptional! The food was amazing!! I couldn’t fault any dish.

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NatC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat in Townsville, great location too - cannot visit this place enough!!!

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StormPowell
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and service, as always! Always a pleasure team :)

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AdrianO
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff very welcoming. Food was very delicious. We weren’t rushed with the meal. Recommend for a couple or group.

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LanieA
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner for my birthday. Food was sensational and staff were amazing! Definitely recommend for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They accomodate us very well, I initially booked for 2 people, then had family from out of town come, went to 4, 6 then 7 people..... it was no trouble. Thank you to Touch of Salt ...... we recently lost our youngest son abd had some family wanting to visit us at the last minute.

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Liesan
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. I love the menu, something for everyone. Great service. Highly recommend.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. If you looking for nice place this is it.

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AndrewT
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some things never change.
Service, food, wine selection...
Just perfect, every time

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and the service was great as usual, which is why A Touch of Salt is always our go to choice to celebrate special occasions with friends and family. Best meal in Townsville.

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Wendy
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a special dinner and it was certainly special. Thank you.

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Nedl
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Decent range of vegan options clearly listed on the menu, including one dessert. Staff were very kind and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We definitely enjoyed our date night out. Amazing service, beautiful food, great Wine and cocktails. We will be back.

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Trevhendo
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We consider A Touch of Salt to be our favourite restaurant, definitely tops in Townsville, always with an excellent menu and dishes with that little bit of difference.

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KirraF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was lovely, food was delicious. A shame about the view as an ewp was in the way, but otherwise fantastic.

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RoyH
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We don't eat out a real lot, especially with the last year being what it was, but A Touch of Salt never disappoints when we do get there. Great food and wine choice. A great night was enjoyed and we look forward to our next visit.

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JudeS
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very enjoyable meal. Friendly staff. Food was beautiful and well presented

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DougB
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent. Fantastic food, great service. Will definitely return.

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HeatherT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the wait staff very friendly. Would definitely go again when visiting Townsville.

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RaviT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A fine restaurant with fine food on a fine evening. Don't forger the Lamb in the main course, Amazing!

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LaurenG
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to impress... All meals were beautifully presented and delicious!

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BradE
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, would go back in a heart beat.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A Touch of Salt using the Order Online button. A Touch of Salt also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4724 4441.

A Touch of Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.

A Touch of Salt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.atouchofsalt.com.au/gift-vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.