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A Touch of Salt

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86 Ogden Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 4441
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6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Overlooking a scenic stretch of Ross River in Townsville's city heart, A...
Overlooking a scenic stretch of Ross River in Townsville's city heart, A Touch of Salt blends an ever-evolving fine-dining menu with an extensive wine cellar and an uncompromised approach to service.
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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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An amazing menu selection. Great to find a restaurant which can cater for everyone from carnivores to vegans without any compromise of quality or variety. Normally vegetarian or especially vegan menus are a bit of an afterthought but not in this case. We visited twice. First time for mains and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MikesK77
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An amazing menu selection. Great to find a restaurant which can cater for everyone from carnivores to vegans without any compromise of quality or variety. Normally vegetarian or especially vegan menus are a bit of an afterthought but not in this case. We visited twice. First time for mains and desert and second time to share four entree sized dishes... More 

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Qlder
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're seeking a quality restaurant with consistently excellent food, service and atmosphere...this is the place.

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Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went to a function after v8's,Very busy when we arrived.Amazingly the drinks service was faultless and the excellent quality meals arrived in an orderly and timely fashion.Something you don't see these often enough these days .Congratulations guys.We will be back asap.

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Bohle Plains, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

The 4 of us have agreed this was the best night out in a long time. All foodies and amateur wine buffs there was nothing we could critcise in the composition of the courses or the matching of the wines. All courses were worth mentioning but the standout highlight was the dill tabouli on which rested a delightful king fish... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Everything about A Touch Of Salt was lovely. We dined here for our wedding anniversary and the staff were fantastic. Our meals were lovely and the atmosphere beside the river is quite tranquil. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions, as it is a little pricey for everyday dining.

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Queensland
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

EASILY the best restaurant in Townsville. Plenty of choice for all palettes, including vegetarian, with a regularly changing menu and fantastic wine list. Exceptional service and always a warm greeting on arrival. Prices are no more expensive than the Ribs n Rump chain so do yourself a favour and give it a go. I guarantee you won't regret it.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant and its staff have the touch of excellence in Townsville. The food was perfection, the staff as enjoyable and welcoming as the venue and its tropical surrounds. Of its fine dining you are looking for this is one of the best.

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Fraser Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My partner and I attended a wedding reception here and were really impressed with the food and service. Alternate drop wedding food is generally far from memorable but in this instance, it was excellent. Beautiful presentation and great flavours made it a really special lunch. However, it was the service that really impressed me – efficient, professional and friendly –... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We ate outside under the beautiful big fig trees. The wines by the glass were very comprehensive - even Veuve by the glass which was perfect. The scallop toast is absolutely to die for. It's not cheap but definitely good for a romantic dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is the restaurant we go to when we are feeling like a fancy date night getting all dressed up. The location on the waterfront is ideal right in the heart of the CBD. The menu is consistently evolving (and unfortunately they've lost the pork belly they used to have on the menu- a must have if it returns!). Staff... More 

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Additional Information about A Touch of Salt

Address: 86 Ogden Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4724 4441
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 28
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 Ogden Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 4441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 28
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Overlooking a scenic stretch of Ross River in Townsville's city heart, A Touch of Salt blends an ever-evolving fine-dining menu with an extensive wine cellar and an uncompromised approach to service.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?