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A Touch of Salt

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Contemporary
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 149
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  • 63
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
Feeling Special from the Moment You Arrive

One of the best places to dine anywhere - our group of four experienced a fantastic degustation meal, beautifully paired with wines. The service & atmosphere was exceptional - we couldn't fault anything.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
LizW861
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Townsville, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the best places to dine anywhere - our group of four experienced a fantastic degustation meal, beautifully paired with wines. The service & atmosphere was exceptional - we couldn't fault anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was very good indeed. I would unhesitatingly put this on a short-list of preferred places to dine if you're in town. Has a good little wine list also.

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Central location in the heart of Flinders Street (mall) at the Victoria Bridge (foot bridge). We didn’t have a reservation and there were a number of other diners there. You could sit inside or outside under the stars where, in the middle of winter, it was not cold. Service was reasonably friendly and efficient. Meals were delicious and well presented.... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Four of us older folk went for dinner recently. To accommodate hearing difficulties with our two male diners, they kindly put us outside to avoid too much noise inside. Still quite cool at night so they put the big gas heaters onto us. Great start. The servicve was first class as was the food. All out meals were great and... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Bit overrated but very edible, we ate in lots of restaurants during the 6 weeks we stayed and this didn't blow us away. Oysters ok, scallop and sesame toast ok, glazed fig tart was average, crayfish ravioli was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went here recently on a friday night for a small celebration. We had a great night. Service was fantastic even though it was busy. Food was flawless and the drinks are reasonably priced.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good restaurant on the river in Townsville CBD. Ate here with a friend. Good and innovative food, good reasonably priced drinks menu, excellent service, reasonable prices. Had Spanish Mackeral main course which was excellent. Ate here after eating at the Casino Restaurant the night before; a much, much better dining option.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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
2 reviews
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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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, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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