A Touch of Salt

4.8
1298 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.

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Experiences

  • 🥂2021 New Year Eve with A Touch of Salt🥂

    A$215.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    🍷Come celebrate 2021 with A Touch of Salt. We hope you’ll join us for a memorable evening to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 in style! ✨Friday 31st December, doors open at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start 🍷 $215 per person 🥂4 Course dinner with a 5 hour beverage package Seats are limited and bookings essential. For more information please call the restaurant on 47244441.

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 1298 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Ales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Lovely restaurant, food was a amazing. On the particular night my partner & I dined in they had 2 functions & it was a weekday. I think the number of guests had thrown them off their game a little. Small things - I had to ask for a steak knife with my streak (the steak which was delightful) & not returning with an answer to both questions. They had some younger staff in so benefit of the doubt, I wouldn't hesitate to dine again with a better outcome

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LarissaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ability to combine amazing service, fantastic delicious food and a beautiful location is impossible to beat. Touch of Salt is hands down our favourite restaurant.

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EricaE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service top class. Highly recommended

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Plug
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great service very good staff super friendly wine list good

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ScottM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasent staff and atmosphere. Great food and left feeling full. Thanks

KD
KatrinaD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was superb. Our table was well looked after and the staff were friendly and efficient. We always ask to sit outside and even though it was raining lightly, we were undercover. Thanks ToS.

MR
MickR
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service. Broad menu. Dumplings fantastic!!!

KM
KayM
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love sitting outside with breeze and lights, and way less noise. We three all loved our food. Grilled coral trout dumplings a new taste experience. Couple of relatively new young wait staff were delightful. Thanks specially to Mark for always wearing a smile, making us feel welcome like family, and chasing after us to say goodbye to our special guest. Love your work Salt. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant, we knew it was going to be a wonderful meal

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Tbreezy
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Townsville premier dining experience. Superb food and service. Setting is amazing and staff make you feel incredibly welcome. Best food experience I’ve had in a decade. Second to none.

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DebT
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always.

The food was fantastic, we ordered from the plant based menu and everything we ate was delicious

The service was fabulous. I was with a friend celebrating her birthday and happy birthday was written in chocolate on the plate when her dessert was served. She was delighted!

JB
JosieB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very high quality meals and a wide range of plant based dishes. Excellent location, view and service. Will definitely be back again.

MD
MarionD
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First experience and definitely not the last ! The food was just amazing, really good service and lovely staff. I would definitely recommend this place to anybody 🤩
Can’t wait to come back
Thanks to the team and compliments to the chefs

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Christina
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food, service and atmosphere...

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WillowS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A touch of salt was a really great experience. From the food to the drinks to just the overall vibe. 10/10 would recommend

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Johnom
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, and a lovely meal in the fine dining style.

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Bridget
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food tasted amazing, could not fault touch of salt everything was perfect. The staff are friendly and attentive.

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ColinH
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Usual friendly service, and an interesting menu. Starters and entrees particularly delicious, but the stand-out was the side dish of roasted sweet potato. Just wish there was more than one fish main on the menu. Desserts were excellent. All food arrived in a timely fashion and looked impressive, and quantities were appropriate for the rich flavours. It wasn't noisy, there was no loud music, and it was pleasantly cool. A lovely evening. Thanks.

AJ
AnnaJ
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall, our experience was divine! The night was blissful and personalized being such a nice surprise.

JR
JodieR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and service great can’t wait to come back Jodie Ryan

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place , it’s my go to place for any meal out , the food and service is always amazing 😀

MR
MickR
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner. Wonderful service. Loved the scallops. The duck was perfectly cooked. Love the broccoli sides. Will be back soon!! Thanks to all.

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive service, brilliant food and a lively atmosphere. Will definitely dine here again soon

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SaraW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding food. The sticky date dessert is a juxtaposition of flavours and textures!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and wonderful food; this is our favourite and classiest place in Townsville.

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was delicious and arrived at great intervals. The only negative was the service for drinks, where we had to ask for a drinks menu after the entree and were not followed up until the end of the main.

In summary, a glass of red would have gone perfect with the steak and lamb, but we were left waiting.

LH
LeanneHP
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn't fault a thing! Highly recommend to all my family and friends.
Food was delicious! They even acknowledged the occasion of my birthday when they brought out my dessert.

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DeniS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, Fabulous service, Fabulous company

SC
ScottC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great dining experience

LH
LachlanH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food, only reason noise was so loud was because of a large table behind us, but other than that it was great, nothing at all to conplain about

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RonaldSoo
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place has romantic classy jazzy diner feels, menu is concise enough for meat lovers and also thoughtful for plant based light eater, menu apparently was created with lots of effort, creatively mix in different part of asian cuisines and packed with wonderful flavours. They do serve good coffee too. The staffs are extremely attentive, friendly and helpful especially Jack who serve us. I would suggest this place as a special date night where you could truly enjoy your time while having good food and wine.

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RenaeD
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious and the perfect portions.
We tried a glass of red wine that the waitress referred to as GSR. I’d love to buy a bottle if I could remember the name of it ☺️

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BenT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible service!! The waiter was very considerate

MG
MatildaG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Jack and our waitress (can’t remember her name sorry) were amazing very professional we all had a wonderful time at my husband’s 60th birthday celebration. 🎉

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AnnN
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the staff were great . A very broad and interesting wine list

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NickD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scallops were amazing duck was beautiful very good service

JD
JustineD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite place to go, great service, awesome food and wine.
We cannot fault the service, also the best flavour combinations.

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jills
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was OK

Staff friendly but need to delegate to each table
Not all over the place as mix up with drinks happens

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved our most recent experience at Touch of Salt. My husband and I were celebrating the end of our degree programs and wanted to make it a memorable night. The food, as always, was fantastic - beautifully balanced, gorgeously platted, and we really appreciate the variety of vegetarian options. The different components of the meal came out in a timely and well spaced manner. Our waitress was very nice and gave great recommendations. Would highly recommend!

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KellieS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is amazing every time. They pride themselves in providing exceptional service and the food is ALWAYS perfection!!!

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 1298 OpenTable diners.

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