A Touch of Salt

4.8
1245 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 1245 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
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding anniversary dinner and the food was great and loved the special touch ‘happy anniversary❤️”onto our dessert.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner for my birthday. Really enjoyed it

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Rachel
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and quality food and wine

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VeronicaP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As first time dinners here, we found the service and food was amazing. We will definitely be coming back again.

LB
LaurieB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good. Never disappoints. The best in Townsville.

MY
MikeY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was not our first time to A Touch of Salt and we have never been disappointed. This is a fine restaurant which could hold it’s head up high anywhere

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SueZ
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The ambience was excellent. A bit of a wait for the main meal. And the meal was good but very small serve.

JH
JuliaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meeting Mark and table servers, beautiful meal and thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you.

BH
BrettH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

KB
KatB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a Lovely meal for our anniversary. Would go back.

DT
DavidT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine, very attentive service (without being “in your face”), and perfect ambience - what more do you look for for a delightful meal out with friends.

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Antz
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Townsville . Excellent options for Coeliacs

EB
EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had an excellent night. The food was exceptional.

CB
ChantalB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming environment. Food was delicious, staff were helpful and accessible when needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night was enjoyed by all 6 diners.

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LeanneW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff. Beautiful food. Fabulous location and outdoor dining options.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot and the plant based menu was devine. Cocktails were great especially the apple martini!

DB
DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food, wine and ambiance. The brine family are incredibly welcoming.

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MorganM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing, the staff were fantastic, and the cocktail menu is great. It was the perfect place to celebrate.

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AliceP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always! Nice to see Mark as well. Thanks.

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GypsyD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing service the food is always great. It’s so good they now have a plant based range. It was a little noisy for my liking inside, but my husband said it was an ok level for him.

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RodneyW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We were met on arrival and quickly seated. waited 25 minutes for a first beverage and subsequent drinks were slow in coming. Starter was nice, my partner and I recieved them at the same time. The entree and mains came seperately and we had someone elses main delivered with my entree. The staff seemed confused and ill directed, service overall was very poor and detracted from our anniversary meal significantly. We did give feedback when we paid and were told the experienced staff were not working due to lockdown. We have been to Touch of Salt a lot previously and it has always been lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very very basic. Second time trying a touch of salt and unfortunately it’s just extremely average.

Service was delightful and prompt.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Touch of Salt never seems to disappoint. The staff are so welcoming and cheerful. Nothing is ever a bother. We could not fault the food. Beautifully presented and the different tastes divine. Always a pleasant evening.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On arrival the atmosphere was inviting and friendly. The table service and attention to specific requests were great. The roast duck was superb with its mix of delightful flavours emanating from the sauce and vegetables. All members of the family thoroughly enjoyed their meal which complemented a milestone birthday event.

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Taraw
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fantastic, service is great. Nice cocktails available.

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BeverleyE
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful night out, excellent service. Vegan options were delicious!

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ElleM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

As always a fantastic adventure for our taste buds.. small servings of incredible flavour combinations were enjoyed over all 4 servings..
A bit noisy inside with many animated diners around but outside is much quieter, lovely spot

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful!!! Loved the reef fish! Service is fantastic!!

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MickR
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great menu. Attentive smiling staff. Fantastic for date or work get together. Pork belly and scallops fantastic.

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StephM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Once again an amazing visit with great food, superb service and a beautiful location. First time for lunch and will definitely be back .

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CaroleD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Have been several times but this is the visit I’ve enjoyed least. My main was disappointing but it was mainly the ambiance- felt a bit rushed and the noise level from the ‘private’ area was loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was perfect. A wonderful evening that was well worth the wait and drive. We are from Cairns. Thank you for making our evening special.

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Simon
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing spot - best on NQ.




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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, awesome staff and great venue.

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WinifredM
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was superb. We had a guest from Brisbane who was surprised by the quality and the value. He also loved the Modern Australian style. Townsville punching above its weight again. Well done. We will be back.

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Valspar
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love it there, service great, food superb and the menu is not too extensive as to make it hard to make a choice.

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MarilynS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and excellent staff.
Love dining at A Touch of Salt

CL
CraigL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A very interesting menu with a good selection of vegetarian food. Good wine list which is well priced

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If the cutting edge flavour bombs of food created by Michael and the team at ATOS were in a big city you would have to book three months in advance. Beautifully presented and extremely tasty food and a great range of wines to leave you wanting more and a glorious hangover. Thanks for a great night Michael

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 1245 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.