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A Touch of Salt

4.8
4.8
1647 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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Asian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 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

    Matthew Wilkie (matt@saltrestaurants.com.au): (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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,647 people are saying

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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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Service

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Ambience

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Best Value

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Group Bookings

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Healthy

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Lunch

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Outdoor Eating

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Romance

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Special Occasions

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Most Booked

  • Townsville

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bonnie

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were so looking forward to coming to your restaurant as had heard only good reports and is literally on our doorstep. We live in building. We walk by often and always busy which of course is a good sign. We enjoyed everything about our experience other than my husbands steak, it was not good, fatty 😔 My meal was amazing. We understand this is probably a one off disappointment as everything else was good, so we will be back and try again 😃
  2. S

    Syllyred

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was friendly and informative, 10/10! The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
  3. JC

    JaieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My ribeye was cooked perfectly and the beers were ice cold, I loved the continuous service always making sure if we need anything else
  4. CB

    ChloeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, service and good. A lovely night.
  5. CS

    ChrisS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night and wonderful food. The service was excellent.
  6. GC

    GlendaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience at A Touch of Salt. The setting, the service and the food was exceptional. We'd recommend it to anyone.
  7. CB

    CoreyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing, its is well worth the trip. Really one of the best places in Townsville.
  8. AM

    AlexM

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a date night! Loved the food and service
  9. PR

    PeitaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flawless. Loved sharing this wonderful restaurant with a friend. Cannot find fault. Exceptional. Every. Time
  10. DH

    DianeH

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep coming back to Salt, on the only night of a Music Festival that is concert free It ticks all the boxes. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is varied and delicious and so interesting, it's difficult to choose. Drinks are excellent too. Highly recommended.
  11. v

    vava

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great service. Possibly the best restaurant in Townsville! Will definitely be coming back!
  12. CL

    CraigL

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice menu and a nice plant based section. Good well priced wine list
  13. CC

    ColleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience will definitely be back and totally recommend Delicious food great menu Good wine list Great service friendly atmosphere Have not been for quite sometime so pleasantly surprised all in all a wonderful experience
  14. MH

    MarcelleH

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, what else can you ask for?
  15. MB

    MichaekB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you enjoy good quality food, this is the restaurant for you
  16. G

    Guady23

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, and pricing was very good as well - all in all a smart resteraunt
  17. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. Thank You
  18. PH

    PaulaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous staff Fabulous food. Never had a bad meal & always thoroughly enjoy each tomeI go there ‘Love this place’
  19. SE

    SusanE

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food and service. Waiters were pleasant and responsive.
  20. ES

    EthanS

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal and highly recommend this restaurant.
  21. R

    Ramon

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nuce olace to have a meal by the river. Good food and service.
  22. S

    Simon

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Amazing service. Great outdoor dining and excellent drink selection
  23. TK

    TerryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. I had the spanned crab with black spaghetti and it was next level, ridiculously good.
  24. RM

    RonaleenM

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday was celebrated at a Touch Of Salt. We dine here every time we visit the Ville. One of our favourite places to eat.♥️
  25. DR

    DylanR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Took 40mins to get damper which was about the size of a medium potato. Cocktail order was completely bungled and on delivery of our mains the waitstaff took off without giving the table cutlery, just a strange lack of attention. With all this said the most damning detail of all was the moment I glanced around the room of maybe 60 customers of which only 1 table had received their food order. Likely won't be going back.
  26. MC

    MaryC

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed every meal we ordered from starters, entree, main meal and sweets. We will enjoy to go back for another enjoyable food experience
  27. TP

    TheresaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. This restaurant was highly recommended by a close friend and we were not disappointed. Thanks once again for the great food and wonderful service.
  28. GL

    GarethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Regional fine dining at its best - great food, great staff, great place.
  29. C

    Collard64

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the restaurant the food was fantastic so were the cocktails will definitely be eating here again
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went there for my partner’s birthday and we had a great night. Food was good and the service very good.
  31. LF

    LarraineF

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This restaurant is attractive & stylistically presented. The menu is interesting, the reason I chose it, with choices a bit different from the usual offerings. However the staff, young & pleasant enough but lacking experience mean drinks/wine orders are delayed, even missed in our case, for a second bottle of wine. Have to say an attendant approaching a table with a tiny spirex bound pad to take food orders must be a challenge. With such a modern approach to eating why not have better recording. This restaurant is open to improvement.
  32. MP

    MegP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and an excellent overall eating experience. The plant-based menu never disappoints. Best vegan food in Townsville!
  33. LM

    LeeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Great menu, great food, great service. Horrible noise level; difficult to have a quiet conversation. They had to replace 2 of the old chairs, because they were wobbly and dangerous. They seriously need sound insulation, and could do with new furniture.
  34. MA

    MiguelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience throughout. Duck dumplings, grilled octopus, slow cooked lamb & Panna cotta all exceptional! I would not hesitate to visit again to sample other menu items.
  35. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the sweet potato, reef fish and wontons and everything was amazing. The staff were patient and attentive.
  36. JK

    JackieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Went on. Saturday night some big groups so sis take a while to get the food
  37. DD

    DimiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived, we were given the best service. Their staff are attentive and have great customer service. The food was outstanding, and even though I chose gluten and dairy free meals due to health reasons, they still checked if everthing else would be okay for me, even without me asking. The menu for food and beverage is fantastic, and our overall experience was wonderful. We will be back and recommend anyone to go and experience wonderful fine dining. Thankyou!
  38. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meals, with great service. Mark and the team do an excellent job of providing an enjoyable dining experience.
  39. S

    Sitiveni

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All family members could not believe the quality of the food and how fantastic the night was.
  40. B

    peterB

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Good food spoiled by very slow service.......... ++++

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

You can order delivery directly from A Touch of Salt using the Order Online button. A Touch of Salt also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4724 4441.

A Touch of Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 1647 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for A Touch of Salt

86 Ogden Street, Townsville, AU-QLD 4810

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Stokes Street

  • Area

    Townsville CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, 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

    Matthew Wilkie (matt@saltrestaurants.com.au): (07) 4724 4441

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