A Touch of Salt
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Baked Hervey Bay Scallops
bacon + jalapeno jam + lemon crumb
rouille, heirloom tomato, fennel, basil and tarragon crumb
Duck + Ginger Spring Rolls + Spiced Plum Dressing
Absolutely loved the food and the fabulous wine list
Our waitress was amazing and all the staff were very warm and welcoming. Entree and dessert were amazing 10/10
Gret restauranr very friendly staff and the young waitress we had was very helpful and polite. The food was delicious and the menu had a good variety.
Wonderful staff and exceptional meals from start to finish.
The scollops were outstanding and the coffee beef just melted in your mouth. Definitely 2 meals worth trying.
Service was great and although quote pricey the food was exceptional. Will definitely be back
Touch of Salt never fails to impress and our dinner last night was no exception. Everything was fantastic. Well done to all who work at Touch of Salt.
Wonderful dinner to celebrate a friends birthday. Great service, delicious food, throughly enjoyed our night out
Great vegetarian entree, excellent short ribs, and roast pork , dry, disappointing apple pave dessert.
The service was fantastic, the food was even better! Every time I go out seems to get better and better. Favourite restaurant in Townsville. The plant based menu is awesome.
First time dining at Touch Of Salt, won't be the last. Excellent food and the service was fantastic. Extremely friendly and professional staff, presentation was outstanding and the portions of food quite large,(I'm a big man and could not finish). Overall as a Special dining experience for my Wife's Birthday, I could not have picked a better Restaurant.
Loved this restaurant and would urge everyone to make a reservation and explore this wonderful venue. The setting over looking the river was inspiring. The service was exceptional, especially Elaine and Vivian. Elaine was professional while being real and helpful. The food was superb, especially the Duck Spring Rolls! Followed by the Crab Linguine and the Roast Pork. Will definitely book again soon!
Thank you so much for a wonderful night out - my husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 10th anniversary at A Touch of Salt! Food was delicious and service was amazing. The extra touch of putting a message on our desert wishing us a happy anniversary was just so lovely thank you so much.
Fabulous food, fabulous service! Thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
First class service every time! The Duck spring rolls are to die for and the mains were spectacular.
It was a great dining experience.
I loved the range of plant based menu options. I would highly recommend A Touch Of Salt to anyone who wants a special experience of food and atmosphere
My absolute favourite restaurant and food was delicious as always, wine was amazing and the service was outstanding. My husband was spoilt on his birthday.
Very tasty and well presented meals. Our Brisbane friends enjoyed the evening and food, and thanked us for taking them to A Touch of Salt.
Beautiful place with delicious food. Would certainly recommend it.
Last night was my birthday,
and we were welcomed with open arms.
a touch of salt is a beautiful restaurant I had no complaints whatsoever with the staff or the venue,
if I was going to be ever so critical which is only a minor thing.
The pork belly I felt was a touch dry, but my god the flavours were all there.
well done chef’s,
and also to the staff it was a pleasure.
Excellent service and attention to detail. Food is wonderful and have my favourite wine.
Lovely ambiance, outstanding food & service, extensive wine list, what’s not to love?
Food was fresh, delicious and interesting. The front of house staff were friendly and knowledgeable. An unexpected gem in Townsville. We will be back!
The experience was wonderful. From the reception right through to leaving, we were well looked after. The food and service were fantastic.
We have adored every bite of every meal we’ve had here throughout our 3 visits so far, and we intend to enjoy even more. The GF options are beautiful, and the atmosphere is calm and romantic. We’ve visited most of the more “fine dining” experiences available in Townsville and Touch of salt is easily our favourite! Thanks for another beautiful night.
Fantastic as usual
Delicious food and excellent service. The table staff were friendly and attentive.
Greeted by very pleasant male staff member ...that experience continued with all staff ..all three courses had flavour as well as presentation ..One main being Goat was a little dry but still nice.
Good was fabulous as always. Service was top shelf. I always eat something different that blows my mind.
Great service and great food!
They always go above and beyond and made a big deal of special events.
A pleasant night out. Food was very nice the ugh a bit disappointed with dessert.
Both our meals were up to the standard we had seen in the reviews, also with a good potion of food, unlike we have had elsewhere. As it was our wedding anniversary, our kids contacted the staff and asked for a nice setting. We had a nice quite table with a view and were well looked after by two helpful young ladies. We hope to return soon.
This is the third time we have been lucky enough to eat at such an incredible place. Best in Townsville!
We had been looking for a top notch place, and touch of salt hit the spot
Outstanding service and food. Will definitely be back.
The new menu gave me plenty of choices and it was hard to choose. Always impeccable service and the staff are friendly and happy to be working their.
The food and drinks were good but the service could be improved. Our waitress came to us twice within 10 minutes of sitting down and we hadn't decided what we wanted, and then she disappeared for 20 minutes.
We ordered one round of cocktails, and then two glasses of wine. However, the cocktails came back for round 2 even though we didn't order them, and we sent them back 3 times, only for the cocktails that we had refused (because we didn't order them) put on the bill!
Modus operandi at other restaurants in this situation is to cop the mistake, offer the drinks for free or just stop sending them out.
Hopefully this isn't a normal experience at Salt House as we loved the menu and the venue itself was lovely.
As usual everything thing was fantastic! We’ve never been disappointed:)
What a great restaurant. The food was magnificent (scallop entree was incredible) with a well rounded drinks menu and inspired cocktail list. Will definitely be back! Mark and his team really do provide an excellent service.
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 1067 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.