A Touch of Salt

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628 reviews
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$40 and under
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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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What 628 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Liesan
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. We had the gnocchi, goat and prawns and all were perfect. Fabulous wine. Great service. We will be back.

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TraceyR
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant! Always great food & service. My go to place for special occasions

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Dansouthy
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience as usual. Love the place and the staff.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night at Touch of salt, cannot fault anything

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Catman
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere was great but sitting inside the venue was loud.
I will still attend but will not book a table inside again

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MesDavis
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal, with all priority taken to provide a welcoming atmosphere.

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LachyC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

As always, our dinner at A Touch of Salt was fantastic!

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StevenS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Bit overpriced and overrated. Food was decent.
Service was friendly but they topped up our sparkling water with tap water without asking. Little annoying.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding. We are looking forward to coming back!

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DeborahK
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. All of our meals were absolutely beautiful, the flavours and presentation were fantastic. Thank you for making my sons 21st birthday so special for our family.

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MicheleB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A Touch of Salt is an experience not to be missed!

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OwenP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food as always is impeccable and service is great. With the doors all closed up amd full house is was quite loud.

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TrevorC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, the restaurant delivered high quality, innovative food with impeccable service. Well done!

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JayeB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a lovely evening - just a perfect place, and amazing food!

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AlfioL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always as a regular patron, fantastic experience.

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RobM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food and service as always. Still the best place in town to have feed

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BenjaminG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, great service, awesome chefs changing their menu to suit gluten free requirements, super friendly manager!

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Carla
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food ever, great selection of drinks! Good service - glasses were never empty. Will go again and would recommend.

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ScottF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a Valentine's day event. Food and service was superb. Would highly recommend!

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DAVIDB
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good, but not spectacular, I think priced correct, but service? Service was okay, we did have to remind the staff a few times with missed items we orders, once a glass of sparkling for the only lady at the table, another was reminding them about the glass of ice, just not polished service that for me who regularly entertains clientele Salt needs to lift, maybe because it is Townsville?

Went to The Brewery the next night, food not as good obviously but the service was far better!

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Rib eye fillet was tender and was matched with great taste sensations. Sweets were excellent. Service was outstanding. We found it to be a little too noisy as the restaurant filled up. Expensive but probably appropriate for the quality of the dishes we had. Highly recommended. We will certainly be returning.

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DavidS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Very nice meal and good service but the experience was marred by the loud constant noise of a group of slightly inebriated ladies first at the bar then at an adjoining table. It was so bad we could not hear each other at the table so we passed on the dessert and coffee preferring to find a quiet venue to celebrate our anniversary. There was also a group of boys near the door being rude to customers going into the restaurant

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VanM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staffs, great service, delicious food. Definetely coming back

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Kwill
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food, great service. Sat outside and kept getting bitten by mosquitos though

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NevilleH
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Townsville never disappoints. Always great food and service.

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DennisR
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food
The service girls do not hover just quietly move around the tables but seem to appear at the exact moment you would like to order something

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VictoriaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every past experience has been wonderful, and this visit was no exception! Welcoming & hospitable staff, lovely quiet atmosphere, and truly sensational food. Thank you to the whole team for another beautiful evening x

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PetaM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with a lovely atmosphere, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

There was a mix up with the ticket pei ter and my husband waited an hour for over baked scallops. Having said that they were very apologetic and offered us a free drink and mains and dessert came out and were consumed within an hour. My oxtail was delicious but considering my husband paid $34 for his meal and got a similar size serve to my $19 meal he was really dissappointed.

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PetaMarie
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the onset, service was very warm and welcoming and couldn't do enough to make our time there enjoyable. The food was served quickly and was absolutely devine. I had the reef fish and my partner had the steak and both were beautifully flavoured and tender. Would highly rate our time there.

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LynB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The prawn dumplings couldn’t taste any prawns, the duck has cartridge or bone in it and 14.00 for the tiniest piece of cheesecake ever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service great food options every cooked to our liking and everyone was very friendly I would highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really brilliant, delicious food, great scenery and great service

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TMil
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food served by wonderful staff that made us feel so welcome from entry at the door. Our 7 yo son really enjoyed the experience and we look forward to returning for another special occasion. An exceptional venue which prides itself on providing outstanding service to all patrons.

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MickR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, loved the scallops. Great service. Always good. 😁😁

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MichaelaM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little pricey and not a whole not of options but my goodness it is definitely worth it! The food was very quick to come out and absolutely mouth watering! Am definitely going back

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AngryAardvark
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a nice date night! Food was incredible and was able to focus on just our conversation. Wasn't too loud in there!

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MARIEM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Townsville. My friend asked me what was good on the menu. I couldn't choose a favourite as every time I try something I haven't tried before, it becomes my new favourite. The service is excellent as always. wine list has some great choices and the restaurant is in a great location. Inside is always good, but on a nice summer evening with a breeze from the river, dinner outside is perfect.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is exquisite,.
The service is attentive, but not intrusive and very friendly.
Ambience and décor is very nice and aesthetically appealing.
Highly recommended.

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AngelaW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It’s a reasonable restaurant to go on a date or special occasion. The staff were friendly and it has a nice vibe. Our mains were tasty but our entrees and starters were not great. To many tastes trying to be incorporated that the seafood was lost. There was so much batter on the crab you could not tell it even was crab. The wine list is dreadful.

FAQs

A Touch of Salt offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 4724 4441.

A Touch of Salt is rated 4.7 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

A Touch of Salt does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.atouchofsalt.com.au/gift-vouchers/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.