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A Touch of Salt

4.8
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761 reviews
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$40 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 761 People Are Saying
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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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terryw
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good menu(new) I recommend the goat.
Wine list adequate.
Service outstanding.
very good location, in city heart and on the river

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another outstanding meal at A Touch of Salt, first class as always

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IsabelleO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcome was lovely, followed by dining service, ongoing offer of drinks and check in to ensure we were happy the entire time. Food was outstanding and atmosphere was lovely.

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Dleet
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had three different servers through out the night, but every single one of them knew exactly what they were doing and communicated well with each other. The food was the best we have ever had in Townsville and was well paced in coming out. The cocktail we had was amazing and probably the best espresso Martini I have ever had. Wine list was exceptional as well 10/10

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DamienH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As per usual, did not disappoint. Very consistent sensational food and service is always A1.

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Silviav
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience, amazing food and service! Thanks

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JoanneS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Food was amazing and service was top notch.

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Shell
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

OMG the food and service was outstanding! The only thing I can fault would be how loud it was with other patrons and the place ended up slightly acoustic

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DTsv
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, amazing service, great range of drinks and lovely location by the water and CBD

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AliciaK
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. The staff were very lovely

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BelindaS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meals and great service. Staff are friendly , welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. We went for our wedding anniversary and really enjoyed the night.

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KeaganE
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, wine and cocktails. This was topped by superb service.

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KellyB
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We absolutely LOVED our experience at A Touch of Salt. We had starter, entree and main meals and couldn't pick a favourite dish.

The service was impeccable and the staff were so friendly and accommodating.

We visit A Touch of Salt every time we visit Townsville and it's never disappointed us yet.

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JackR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and personalized service. Went out of their way to make our birthday celebration special.

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have never let their standards drop, even in these testing times. It is always a pleasure to eat there, but this time was exceptional. I’ll definitely be back.

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ChrisB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are never disappointed when we dine here. The food and service is a standout.

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TerryW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at A Touch of Salt. All the staff were great and the meals were outstanding. The front of house person was fantastic, he had great interaction with the family and even took time out to take some photos for us at the end of the night. Thanks for a great time.

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LachlanG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our trip down from Cairns was taken from lovely to absolutely wonderful from our visiting A Touch Of Salt. We enjoyed all our dishes. They were cooked to perfection and beyond with masterful ingredient combinations. The cocktails, though few were specialised and exciting, not like a cocktail you could get anywhere else but still familiar. The staff treated us very kindly and immediately and made us feel special and welcome even throwing in a small touch of celebration for our birthday dinner. My partner and I feel as though our whole experience and especially the quality of the food more than justified spending the amount of money that we did. The only thing I regret is not spending a little more.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone and come back again.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love eating here. The staff go out of their way to be friendly, and the food is delicious.

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BradleyT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. The pork and beef was incredibly tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was fantastic!

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, and very well presented tasty meals.

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NicoleB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Touch of Salt offers the ultimate dining experience in Townsville.

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LeishaT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meals were lovely especially the Scallopa for Entree. Thank you

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MelO
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Touch of Salt lived up to its reputation: classy, well organised, outstanding dishes and superb service. I haven't been to a restaurant of this calibre before and I can see why you need to book ahead!

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ColleenH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night The food was beautiful and the service was exceptional!

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MoyaN
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fabulous night. The service was outstanding. The food was also outstanding. We would highly recommend this restaurant. Considering we are in a pandemic the restaurant has done a really great job in ensuring diners have an overall wonderful experience.

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JoMill
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were amazing! Everyone had a lovely experience. I would highly recommend!

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Recommend the Beef Cheek Red Curry and the Pork. Sweets: Dark Chocolate Parfait and also the cheesecake were delicious. Would definitely dine again - hopefully soon.

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MelD
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining as usual for my besties birthday. Thankyou again

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SylvieD
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great degustation menu! The food was perfectly cooked and the flavours were surprisingly different with every course. We can’t wait to come again! Thank you touch of salt for an amazing night filled with delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a fabulous experience. Great food and fantastic service

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PatD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to this well established, family run business for some time. The three aspects of a great restaurant being food, service, and atmosphere were fulfilled to out highest expectations. As a once famous Australian used to say: Do yourself a favour!

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Townsvilleduo
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great dining experience eating at Touch of Salt - we are never disappointed!

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Kate
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a winner. I am pretty sure I could eat anything off this menu and enjoy it. Great service as always.

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LeanneC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive staff delivering quality, well-presented food. It was a more restricted menu than we have seen in the past (pre-COVID) but we were pleased with our selected options. Being new to Townsville, this will become one of the restaurants we will be revisiting.

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HelenA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This again was a pleasant experience and would return all the time.

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KateS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu choice is outstanding, the food well presented and very tasty. Wait staff very accomodating and friendly. Best dining experience in Townsville :)

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Would definately return

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A Touch of Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

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

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