A Touch of Salt

4.8
891 reviews
$40 and under
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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    A$90.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Indulge your loved one this Valentine's Day with a three course menu, selected by you, and a long-stem rose enjoyed by candlelight on a clothed table for two.
  • Valentine's Day Lunch

    A$90.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Indulge your loved one this Valentine's Day with a three course menu, selected by you, and a long stem rose on a clothed table for two.

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
What 891 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful every time

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KatieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful dinner. The food was delicious and the service was amazing

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NaomiK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love dining here! The food is amazing and the service is perfect.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious & service was outstanding! I would highly recommend a visit.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I’d heard friends rave about A touch of salt and am so glad I finally got to experience it myself. The online booking was quick and easy, and from the minute we arrived we were very impressed. The environment and the service was fantastic. While a little on the pricey side, the food was delicious and well worth it! Thoroughly enjoyed dinner and will definitely be back.

TC
TracyC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always sensational and never disappoints - thank you !

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious, well-presented food and very good service. We sat outside on a very pleasant evening which was lovely (though in summer that can be a bit of a lottery). Highly recommended!

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angien
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The service and location are great. Good spacing between tables, good lighting, not too loud. The food itself was average, the Asian fusion came through but ended up making the starter (spring rolls), entree (cuttlefish), and main (duck), all taste like overpowering fish sauce and sweetness. Was a good night out overall though.

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Frog
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been friends with this restaurant for a wee while now and like good friends, we don't need to visit regularly BUT WE DO.!! Soo good.!Go on, treat yourself.

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CaitlinT
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good wait times. Lovely service delicious food!! Definitely recommend! Such an amazing night!

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LeanneW
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful food and dining experience. Plan for dessert.

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NatalieF
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience! Thanks for having us. We will certainly be back.

BN
BettinaN
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A touch of salts attention to detail, customer service abs food equality is what keeps us coming back for more. Thank you for a great night out.

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NathanR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience here. The ambiance was lovely, the menu was intriguing, and every bite of food contained a delightful explosion of flavours, Will definitely be dining here again!

LM
LisaM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great for a special occasion, service was great even on a busy night, food was delicious 😋

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RebeccaW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!! Some many flavours would definitely comeback

DW
DonnaW
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Our go to place every time. :)

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carrieA
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i highly recommend A touch of salt
perfect food, great service and beautiful resturant

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BirthdayDinner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience for a special occasion dinner. Staff were great, food was excellent.

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RyanE
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, service was great with very helpful staff . The waitress arrived at the right times without having to look for them.

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TerryS
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was four for our meal and had all different meals.
All were extremely happy with the food and the service
Thank you

AF
AlyrahF
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, drinks and atmosphere would highly recommend

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Debs
North QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a beautiful lunch. Food was delicious and service was great. :)

MR
MickR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and great staff. Great family lunch and atmosphere. Everyone loved the meals and drinks. We'll be back.

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AndreB
North QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I hope next time to have a steak knife to cut my duck not a blend butter knife. The food was terrific. We will comeback.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Thoroughly enjoyed the flavourful food

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WendyL
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

As usual, we were warmly greeted by the owner, however the level of "warmth" was not necessarily extended to the "wait" staff and our waiter could have smiled and been more attentive to our needs.
Our mains were perfect...tasty, different and a good size.
Desserts were nicely presented but could have been a little tastier than they were.

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

from the moment we walked in the front door, we were warmly greeted and seated at our table. we were given menus and drink lists and ordered our drinks. the young service provider was quiet, efficient and very warm in personality. we ordered entrees that arrived in an expedient manner and to say the very least were absolutely delicious. our mains were delivered after an acceptable time space and were better than the entree. the presentation and taste was gourmet quality and to be honest was not what we expected to find in townsville. do yourself a favour and eat at this gem of a place with quality, unobtrusive service along with five star food. cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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IreneB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect! Every time we go, we can’t wait to come back!

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KayleneB
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food served at appropriate intervals by attentive staff and definitely value for money and Townsville’s best restaurant.

AH
AntH30
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent speedy service. Definitely recommend!

JH
JarradH
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, the service was amazing and would highly recommend

NC
NicoleC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a beautiful meal. Absolutely love the scallops!

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great
North QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I have dietary needs and these were catered to beautifully. My request for simple food was received respectfully and the catering was discreet and exactly what I needed.
The service was friendly and respectful and the air conditioning was turned down when it was noticed that I was feeling cold (without me having to ask).

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JasonY
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was sensational, always checking to make sure we didn't need anything. As always, friendly and great with the kids. Kids felt their meals were perfect which is saying something

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EmmaZ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always spot on. Could not fault our experience.

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BartC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live away from Townsville for 6 yrs, had dinner this week. Still great service, great flavours, good portion sizes(not tiny) and service was excellent. Good to see Townsville still has that one go to place. Thanks we will be back. Couldn’t fault it.

JP
JessicaP
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible! Service was amazing and atmosphere was lovely. Could not fault.

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BrianaE
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food & cocktails. Will definitely return for another meal.

MD
MichelleD
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in Townsville, great food and service I highly recommend visiting to this restaurant you won’t be disappointed

FAQs

A Touch of Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 891 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.