A Touch of Salt

4.8
1256 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

  • Bird in Hand Wine Dinner

    A$125.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 9, 2021 only

    🍷Bird In Hand Wine Dinner 🍷 The evening will be hosted by Laurie Greenwood, and feature Bird In Hand's delicious wines produced in South Australia. ✨6.30 pm Arrival 🍷$125 per person 🥂Sparkling wine and canapes followed by 3-course dinner with paired wines. Seats are limited and bookings essential 🍷
  • Taylor's St Andrew's Luxury Wine Lunch

    A$150.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 21, 2021 only

    🍷Taylors St Andrew's Luxury Wine Lunch Taylors Wines and A Touch of Salt invite you for a rare opportunity to taste a selection of the finest wines from the World’s No. 1 Winery*. We hope you’ll join us for a memorable afternoon with a selection of the pinnacle wines from this Clare Valley family winery matched with delicious dishes. ✨Sunday 21st November, from 12 pm 🍷$150 per person 🥂4 Course lunch with matching wines Seats are limited and bookings essential. Bookings can be made via Open Table. Simply click the link, scroll down to the 'Experiences' section, select 'Taylors Wine Lunch' and follow the prompts to secure your booking.

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 1256 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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PeterK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited A Touch of Salt from the Sunshine Coast and were delighted with the warm welcome we received, the efficient service and the presentation and quality of the food.

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Stevieleedee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Found a hair in our mains and the steak was really chewy.
Decor is dated and makes the place feel cheap for the prices you pay

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SeanandLaurenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic and relaxed atmosphere, helpful, polite and respectful staff and divine food as always.

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MonicaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Made our anniversary feel very special. Had the most beautiful time. Incredible food too

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AlyrahF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was great this was our 3rd time back to the restaurant and highly recommend it.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This place would be a 10/10 provided the 'vagrant' community was not present.

Food was amazing as usual and service cannot be faulted, always a special touch provided as this was an early birthday dinner for my mum that dessert was served with Happy Birthday written on the plate for her. This place always makes us feel special.

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Eileen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I have been to in years. Great friendly service, fantastic food, lovely place, I just cannot fault it.

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KaneG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary dinner last night under the stars
Everyone was so helpful the food was superb.
Highly recommended

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Johnno
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Refined, delicious and very enjoyable dining - highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our wedding anniversary dinner and the food was great and loved the special touch ‘happy anniversary❤️”onto our dessert.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner for my birthday. Really enjoyed it

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and quality food and wine

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VeronicaP
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As first time dinners here, we found the service and food was amazing. We will definitely be coming back again.

MY
MikeY
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was not our first time to A Touch of Salt and we have never been disappointed. This is a fine restaurant which could hold it’s head up high anywhere

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good. Never disappoints. The best in Townsville.

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SueZ
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The ambience was excellent. A bit of a wait for the main meal. And the meal was good but very small serve.

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KrisR
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go to special dinner place, never disappoints

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely night. Staff were so helpful and friendly and the food was amazing!! We will be back

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meeting Mark and table servers, beautiful meal and thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you.

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BrettH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

KB
KatB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a Lovely meal for our anniversary. Would go back.

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DavidT
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine, very attentive service (without being “in your face”), and perfect ambience - what more do you look for for a delightful meal out with friends.

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Antz
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Townsville . Excellent options for Coeliacs

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had an excellent night. The food was exceptional.

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ChantalB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming environment. Food was delicious, staff were helpful and accessible when needed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night was enjoyed by all 6 diners.

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LeanneW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff. Beautiful food. Fabulous location and outdoor dining options.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot and the plant based menu was devine. Cocktails were great especially the apple martini!

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food, wine and ambiance. The brine family are incredibly welcoming.

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MorganM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing, the staff were fantastic, and the cocktail menu is great. It was the perfect place to celebrate.

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AliceP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always! Nice to see Mark as well. Thanks.

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GypsyD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing service the food is always great. It’s so good they now have a plant based range. It was a little noisy for my liking inside, but my husband said it was an ok level for him.

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RodneyW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We were met on arrival and quickly seated. waited 25 minutes for a first beverage and subsequent drinks were slow in coming. Starter was nice, my partner and I recieved them at the same time. The entree and mains came seperately and we had someone elses main delivered with my entree. The staff seemed confused and ill directed, service overall was very poor and detracted from our anniversary meal significantly. We did give feedback when we paid and were told the experienced staff were not working due to lockdown. We have been to Touch of Salt a lot previously and it has always been lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very very basic. Second time trying a touch of salt and unfortunately it’s just extremely average.

Service was delightful and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Touch of Salt never seems to disappoint. The staff are so welcoming and cheerful. Nothing is ever a bother. We could not fault the food. Beautifully presented and the different tastes divine. Always a pleasant evening.

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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On arrival the atmosphere was inviting and friendly. The table service and attention to specific requests were great. The roast duck was superb with its mix of delightful flavours emanating from the sauce and vegetables. All members of the family thoroughly enjoyed their meal which complemented a milestone birthday event.

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Taraw
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fantastic, service is great. Nice cocktails available.

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BeverleyE
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful night out, excellent service. Vegan options were delicious!

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ElleM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

As always a fantastic adventure for our taste buds.. small servings of incredible flavour combinations were enjoyed over all 4 servings..
A bit noisy inside with many animated diners around but outside is much quieter, lovely spot

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful!!! Loved the reef fish! Service is fantastic!!

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 1256 OpenTable diners.

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