A Touch of Salt

4.7
436 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.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was exquisite although a little pricey, interesting that they don’t use tablecloths or place mats -just cutlery clattering on the laminated tables ... so not quite fine dining ...but great menu and lovely staff

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CB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absoutly fantastic from the minute we walked in, we had awsome waiter, that not only new the menu on from the back of his hand, he just really connected to us as customers aswell.(I'm sorry I forgot his name) Food was abouslty outstanding could not fault a think from starter to dessert.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely evening with wonderful service.

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PH
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always a good dining experience at Touch of Salt. Amazing food and great service!!

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NM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely superb!
The menu may read like you’re having a meal at one of those restaurants where items are in dishes because they read well on the menu rather than because they add to the dish. This is definitely not the case. Every dish we’ve ever had at A Touch of Salt has been refined, each ingredient adds to the overall dish rather than just being a fancy swirl of purée or whatever to look/sound good.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasant night. Good food, good service. Will be back

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JB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is the best restaurant in Townsville (I live in Sydney). Now that Seasoned is closed, it is by far the best restaurant in Townsville. Excellent food.

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T
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great location next to the river.
Food was reasonable but no wow factor.
Ordered the Duck Wellington which was over cooked and mushy.
Same with the other orders as the fish was over cooked.
Good but not great.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was such a lovely night... there was a lot of background noise, but it was also a busy night. A good place for a good night and a great meal

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Loved the scallops, goats cheese gnocchi and reef fish! Impeccable service. Will be back

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RN
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything you could want in fine dinning, staff all had smiles and made you feel welcome. Lovely menu and good drink range. Would totally recommend if you are thinking of surprising the other half with a fine dinning experience

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GB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were lovely and very happy and friendly
Food was amazing and will definitely go back again
Highly recommend

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LT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first experience and it was absolutely mind blowing. Beautiful food, attentive staff, amazing atmosphere. We will be back, again and again. We couldn't fault a single thing. Thank you!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, we have been going to a Touch of Salt for years, it’s our favourite restaurant.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A wonderful night and meal. The service was excellent, the meals were cooked to perfection and the overall experience we had was fantastic. We will come back again!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food service and hospitality the staff were friendly the food was amazing the service was impeccable

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NS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been dining here for 2 years and it was the best 4 course meal yet & service
it was amazing
Thank you

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AW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is family owned. If it’s you first time or if it’s your 100th time you always feel welcomed. Great food to complement the great ambience and drinking options.

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MF
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our babysitter cancel at last minute so had to take our 1 and 5 year old to dinner. Staff were so friendly and helpful and never made us feel bad for having kids at a fine dining restaurant. Kids meals came out quickly and were generous - our daughter also was offered things to colour in. Our meals were prompt too and delicious. While we hadnt planned on bringing our kids to our belated Valentines dinner, it was great to know that it was possible.

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IH
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never disappointed. Always enjoy our dining experience ata Touch of Salt. Good food and service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the evening. Felt welcomed and the food was excellent

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A
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food!!! My partner is celiac and needs to have food that is gluten free. The chefs are so amazingly accommodating and have so many options on their menu that are gluten free. Always an amazing night when we eat here.

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GT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time we go to A Touch of Salt we are greeted by the warmest, friendliest staff. The food is exceptional and I can't stop raving about those scollops. James was our waiter and he couldn't do enough to ensure we had everything we needed. Thank you A Touch of Salt for a fantastic evening.

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CA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dining experience was absolutely fabulous - the menu consisted of superb selections, and the wine list was an adventure due to new and untried wines to choose from. Making it extra nice for us, as we took a nice easy stroll home to our homes in the city.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Inside the ambience is lacking warmth. Baked scallops were overdone with overpowering topping. Fish main was bland. Partner had a better experience with beef main, but overall decidedly average food. Somewhat limited wine list. Desert was a certain improvement with modern edible flowers complementing the delicious parsnip ice cream. Service was pleasant but less attentive than desirable. Overall a very average experience.

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EF
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional as always. Richard, Mark and their team never fail to produce amazing food and stellar service.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience as always. Food is second to none! Proud to have a restaurant like this in Townsville. Great vibe!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All 3 courses were spectacularly good.
We were well looked after by attentive wait staff.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The waiter lacked knowledge of the menu was nice but inexperienced

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CH
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant in Townsville. I recommend it to all my friends and buy gift vouchers for my fanily. The staff always appear happy which is a good indicator for the management of this restaurant. It’s the only place I try to fit 3 courses in 😀

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HT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Favorite place to eat in townsville. Highly recommend!!

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DG
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great night excellent food drinks and company thanks for your care and attention

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JB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service in an enjoyable atmosphere.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I was impressed with the service and food at Touch of Salt. The black garlic scrolls were delicious as was the octopus entree. My partner had fish for a main and was happy with his choice. I had the steak and also lovely. Staff were attentive and friendly. Would recommend the Espresso Martini.

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EF
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been dining here for 10 years and they never disappoint. A menu that evolves with seasonal produce and innovation.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
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 on 19 January 2019
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 on 18 January 2019
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 on 18 January 2019
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 on 18 January 2019
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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