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A Touch of Salt, Townsville, AU-QLD

A Touch of Salt

4.8
4.8
2421 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views, sparkling starry night skies, and refreshing breezes of our outdoor balcony, or opt for indoor air-conditioned seating to beat the heat (which can be a must in North Queensland!).

Our restaurant's name, A Touch of Salt, is a play on our family name, Brine. In 2005, we started as a family business, and our family-style approach of offering genuine hospitality and meals designed for conversation has always been the heart of A Touch of Salt. Over the years, we have perfected our restaurant to become one of the best casual fine-dining restaurants in the North.

We take pride in being appreciated by the locals of Townsville as well as travellers from all over Australia.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Asian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 am–9:00 am Sun 5:00 am–8:30 am Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 4724 4441
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Brine
  • Private party facilities
    With a great location – CBD and waterfront – top quality food and an extensive selection of beverages, our restaurant is a popular function venue.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Brine: (07) 4724 4441
  • Area
    Townsville CBD
  • Cross Street
    Stokes Street
  • Parking Details
    On Street Parking, Secure Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Terminal (Sturt Street) within 100 meters;Taxi Rank 100m on Stokes Street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Overall

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Food

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Service

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Ambience

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Value

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Good for business meals

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Good for business meals

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Innovative

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Healthy

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Great for fine wines

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Good for special occasions

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Most Booked

  • Townsville

    Most Booked

2,421 Reviews
  1. Oran

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant dining experience, kudos to the chef and staff

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  2. KwanhoH

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    That was the best dinner with my friend, especially the mood was so romantic and gorgeous. Hope you to see again. Thank you

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  3. RossnDiana

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and meals were exceptional! Each course was beautiful to the eye and to the palette. Gorgeous ambiance.

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  4. StevenC

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!!! Always is of a very high standard of dining, pleasurable dining experience. The best in Townsville by far!

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  5. TimF

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience. Timely, pleasant setting. Neat, tidy, well presented restaurant.

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  6. georgiab318

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful romantic ambience for special occassions. Delicious food with great presentation. Would recommend for an anniversary or special occasion.

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  7. Lydia

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a late Valentine’s date night 💕🥂The re-ferb looks wonderful ! Beautiful ambiance and excellent service as always. Mark and the team looked after us with delicious wine and I highly recommend the coral trout and the duck dishes. We will definitely return!

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  8. KelseyC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming to touch of salt! We come twice a year for our birthdays, this time we've also come to celebrate our anniversary which also happens to fall on VDay! We got to bring our nephew and my brother with us as well, everyone went above and beyond and as usual, the meals were superb. Looking forward to our next visit in September. 😊

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  9. Aydan

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic and the service staff are friendly and engaging. Perfect place to have a Valentine’s dinner.

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  10. Jayden

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding but left feeling a little hungry for the price

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  11. Stacey

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. There are good vegan options.

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  12. LuenW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite place to go out for dinner. I love their specialty nights

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  13. RmF4

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing in every way. Food is delicious, service is impeccable, and the venue is stunning. Always our go-to for a great night out.

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  14. Dayna

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for excellent food. Really enjoyed our time here

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  15. AdamA

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and service. They never disappoint. Never!

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  16. JohnF

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place to have a great meal, A Touch of Salt has become our go to place in Townsville for that special occasion dinner celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or that place to take a first date to impress. The Brine family have molded the restaurant into a very well respected venue in Townsville amongst locals. Book early as every night we have been there, it has had no spare table or chair to be seen. Well worth the visit!

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  17. ChrisC

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Touch of Salt provided wonderful food and excellent service. Mark is the best host and goes out of his way to ensure that you have a great time.

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  18. DanielleG

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked for our daughters 18th birthday dinner and the experience was wonderful. Service, food and ambience was perfect. She had a memorable birthday dinner and all our guests had a lovely time.

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  19. LindseyK

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at A Touch of Salt are always very friendly, welcoming and quick to help! If we had any questions, they would be kindly answered and the staff were very easy to talk to. We had a mixture of meat and plant based dishes and all were just as delightful as the next - all had wonderful flavours and none were too big or too small.

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  20. Rocket

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was first class the young lady who served us was happy and very efficient. , she made us feel welcome and important. The food was most unusual but very tasty. The Happy Birthday piped on to my wife's desert was a very nice touch. For a special night out, I would recommend " A Touch of Salt".

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  21. LukeD

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A staple of Townsville fine dining. Have been several times and have never been disappointed.

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  22. ChristoJ

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was recommended and it did not disappoint

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  23. MelL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food, good service. Just a bit loud last night. I don't recall it being so loud last time we went. Would still go again.

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  24. NarelleF

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always superb. Service is amazing. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. My favourite place to eat.

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  25. Agdslskdnf

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful fine dining experience. The pickled capsicum on the green falafel was superb, a revelation.

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  26. MarianM

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good place to catch up with friends or a night out for a special event!

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  27. occasionaldiner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I note the reference to "dog friendly" on the next page. Many of us enjoy having a meal without having other people's dogs sharing our meals with us. Top marks to A Touch Of Salt for being "Dog Unfriendly".

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  28. ScottN

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night. Service and food was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. Always our first choice when visiting family and friends in Townsville

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  29. StewartH

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, food is always next level. I know that they were concerned when we inhaled our mains and promptly left (after paying). We had just secured a dog friendly motel room with power and a/c. we needed to pack while it was still light. Yes, we had torches but packing is easier with both hands. We will be back soon to enjoy a more relaxed meal. Highly recommend.

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  30. RobertC

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regular diners at Touch of Salt, and have never been disappointed with their food, presentation, or service!

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  31. Kayla

    Tropical QLD

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. I recommend the duck and spatch cock. Chiclate tart divine.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exquisite food as always. Sat outside and there were a few issues ( which the restaurant has no control over!) with a few locals having a fight and drinking and ...mozzies ..as expected in Townsville this time of year. Fortunately the police dealt with the first issue and the waitstaff provided a can of mozzie repellent!Everything sorted smoothly. Beautiful food and cannot wait to return again! Thank you

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  33. DaneL

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Townsville's go-to for a romantic night out, this restaurant's top-notch chefs deliver exquisite dishes in an intimate setting. Meticulously crafted menus, expert service, and a charming ambiance make it a standout choice. Worth the price for a refined and memorable dining experience.

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  34. SimonM

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food was delicious. Service is always outstanding. Our favourite restaurant!

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  35. AndrewM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional food.. We sat outside which was really good. (Inside maybe a touch noisy?) 5 of us shared 5 entrees and then had our own Mains. The stand out was the lamb however, nothing disappointed. It’s not often you go to a restaurant and everything was excellent.

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  36. NormP

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No fault with food. Awesome service. Friendly staff

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  37. TroyB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with the entire evening Lovely food and service

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  38. JayeB

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal and evening. Great vibe and excellent service.

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  39. Epicurus

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant has a long reputation for excellent cuisine , and we experienced an first class meal and the service was outstanding , However , we may have booked on a different night if we knew that a very large birthday party had occupied just about half of the restaurant area , and the continuous noise was almost deafening .

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  40. GaryR

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Will definitely return here.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

A Touch of Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 2421 OpenTable diners.

A Touch of Salt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for A Touch of Salt

86 Ogden Street, Townsville, AU-QLD 4810

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Stokes Street
  • Area
    Townsville CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 am–9:00 am Sun 5:00 am–8:30 am Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Asian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    On Street Parking, Secure Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Terminal (Sturt Street) within 100 meters;Taxi Rank 100m on Stokes Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Brine
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 4724 4441
  • Private party facilities
    With a great location – CBD and waterfront – top quality food and an extensive selection of beverages, our restaurant is a popular function venue.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Brine: (07) 4724 4441
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