A Touch of Salt

4.7
401 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
What 401 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Nice restuarant. Great staff. However, food was expensive for the portions that were served. Wine also expensive.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Staff were attentive and friendly. Loved the feel of the place. Pricey food menu but everything is beyond top quality. Can not fault the service or the taste of the food.

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TK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was awesome and staff had a good understanding of the menu and it wines they serve.

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

wonderful atmosphere, attentive service, delicious cuisine, delightful beverages and overall a very delectable experience!

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NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have an amazing experience at A Touch of Salt. It has a very welcoming atmosphere
With wonderful food and great service from the friendly staff. Love it .

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IH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ideal for a quiet intimate dinner. Great food, great service great venue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Beautiful Food

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RM
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food , service , menu flexibility and totally professional well trained staff- A pleasure to dine there

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, Food and drink 👌🏻

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C
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu was delicious, the food was excellent so was the service and ambiance. Would certainly dine there again.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beauiful meal and service, one of the best ive had in Townsville *and im fussy!

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E
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Last minute booking, had not been here for a number of years and we were delighted by the standard of food (we had main courses and dessert) and highly attentive service.
A minor point, the coffee was on the cool side and more bitter than we like. The tea drinker in the group was pleased with his strong English Breakfast.
Overall, we can’t wait to go back!

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EE
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The food was good, however I were not that impressed by the location and how the restaurant were decorated. I would still recommend it since fine dining is hard to find in Townsville.

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B
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the service and the food were impeccable. We all loved our meals and the staff were helpful in assisting us to chose.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual A Touch of Salt was a fantastic dining experience, the atmosphere, the food, the staff, the wine, the whole evening was amazing. So amazing we closed the restaurant 😉 Can't wait to come back again soon.

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HG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food took a really long time to be served. Beautiful quality of food.

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PD
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience.
Excellent chefs, wait staff are very well trained.
Food never disappoints.
Will always recommend for any occasion..

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KR
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fantastic , great service and amazing food,

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TM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I actually canceled at another restaurant to go to A Touch Of Salt as the menu had more to offer and sounded a lot better. I'was pleased with our choice.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

There seemed to be waiters everywhere except when we needed one. Meal was served but no pepper. Waited for pepper but eventually had to call a waiter.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent night out as usual at Townsville’s best restaurant.

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TB
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Disappointed - the new menu is terrible. Goats cheese gnocchi was dry and gross. Service was slow, had to ask for cutlery a few times, drinks ordering took forever. More staff needed on busy nights.

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GT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

A little disappointed - came for a special night but got seated (initially) outside on an evening with a howling gale and imminent (i.e. torrential) rain. Not very impressed. We were thankfully taken inside after entree (by which time we were wind blown but at least we missed the downpour) - only to be disappointed by the cacophony inside - clearly a full restaurant isn't such a great idea for what was previously a concrete carpark.

Service was a little underwhelming too (no one seemed particularly inspired about the menu or drinks - so we felt no incentive to buy anything) but the food was pretty good - so it wasn't all that bad.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The Menu was very good and the food itself was of a high standard. The noise level was excessive, beyond "Energetic", we were having to lean in and across the table just to hear each other as the other diners were yelling just to be heard. I believe the music was too loud or simply the acoustics were plain wrong. We would definitely eat here again for the food and service.

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HS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing & good size serves as well. We went for lunch so wasn’t too busy. Online booking was easy. Cocktails were delicious & quick. Staff very friendly. Throughly enjoyed it, will definitely be back

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The location is great, right in the river. Food was amazing & well portioned & drinks were great also. Service can not be criticized, a little slow but the restaurant was packed so it was expected. My only complaint was the it was hot inside the restaurant, even though it is air conditioned, due to the fact they had the deck doors open (which in Townsville in Summer, is not ideal). Despite that, I'd definitely come back for another meal.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious, it was a busy Saturday night but service was good and friendly. Would definitely go back

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SC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Disappointing to start with 4 oysters no bigger than my thumbnail for $16 and couldn't taste them due to thick batter.
Entrees were lovely, again very expensive and small but creative plates. No mains and a drink each we spent $95. Lucky it was a nice spot overlooking the river.

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v
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food and service staff great and more than happy with their service, was too noisy and ver hot being a major issue.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was very good. Was expecting the prices to be alot bigger then what they were due to it being a very flashy menu but the price was good!
Service staff were fantastic.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a first timer amongst seasoned diners, I found A Touch Of Salt to be incredible in the food department, the service outstanding and the ambiance just right. Truly one of the nicest places I have dined at in a long time and as a former Melbournite.....it is really top shelf!!! Thank you.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. As always
Superb service and wonderful food.

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HM
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around - a real gem in Townsville. We were there on a Tuesday and the large dining room quickly filled but the service remained top-drawer, no doubt through the very efficient host/manager who was very watchful and attentive to every table. Food was finely prepared - courses were modest and I recommend to order multi-course meal. When in Townsville, this is a must.

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W
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What really sold us on our experience at a touch of salt was the genuine approaches by the wait staff. They were authentic in their concern for how we were enjoying ourselves. Really felt the passion. like the saying goes…"its not what you do its how you do it", and these owners/staff have nailed that. We will return purely based on that. thank you so much, Julie and Wally

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KF
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was to die for, ambiance was perfect and the service was outstanding. Great night had for our anniversary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancé and I wanted share a nice dining experience before she flew to the Phillipines for 3 and a half months. They did not disappoint, everything was perfect and our waiter was so helpful cause we did not have a clue. I recommend the 4 course meal with the wine pairing. Absolutely amazing! Thanks

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D
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, friendly and informative about the menu and wine. The food was cooked great and tasted amazing.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We hadn't been for a few years and have now decided to go back again after our dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome time the whole experience was excellent.😎

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OM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food - vegetarian Dego was delicious!! Highly recommend

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