A Touch of Salt

4.8
1067 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.

Support A Touch of Salt during COVID-19

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 1067 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
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VictoriaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Absolutely loved the food and the fabulous wine list

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SharnaB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was amazing and all the staff were very warm and welcoming. Entree and dessert were amazing 10/10

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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KateS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful staff and exceptional meals from start to finish.

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WalS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The scollops were outstanding and the coffee beef just melted in your mouth. Definitely 2 meals worth trying.

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Sharnae
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and although quote pricey the food was exceptional. Will definitely be back

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MC
MichelleC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner to celebrate a friends birthday. Great service, delicious food, throughly enjoyed our night out

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JohnG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great vegetarian entree, excellent short ribs, and roast pork , dry, disappointing apple pave dessert.
Service excellent,

CM
ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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CeliaH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AliE
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service! Thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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DanielQ
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

MA
MichaelA
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class service every time! The Duck spring rolls are to die for and the mains were spectacular.

KB
KirstyB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

MD
MelD
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Dena
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place with delicious food. Would certainly recommend it.

WK
WayneK
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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charlottes
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and attention to detail. Food is wonderful and have my favourite wine.

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FleurF
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance, outstanding food & service, extensive wine list, what’s not to love?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was fresh, delicious and interesting. The front of house staff were friendly and knowledgeable. An unexpected gem in Townsville. We will be back!

EG
EdoGunner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was wonderful. From the reception right through to leaving, we were well looked after. The food and service were fantastic.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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LeanneS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual

MB
MaddiB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. The table staff were friendly and attentive.

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Carabar
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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Christelle
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was fabulous as always. Service was top shelf. I always eat something different that blows my mind.

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Clare
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!
They always go above and beyond and made a big deal of special events.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A pleasant night out. Food was very nice the ugh a bit disappointed with dessert.

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VernT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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SherridanM
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the third time we have been lucky enough to eat at such an incredible place. Best in Townsville!

JF
JohnF
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had been looking for a top notch place, and touch of salt hit the spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Will definitely be back.

MA
MichaelA
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Bluedog95
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

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.

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KristyI
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual everything thing was fantastic! We’ve never been disappointed:)

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AdamHart
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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 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.