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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great service with interesting menu

I'm a visitor and this was my second dinner here, so I was really excited looking forward to dinner here again. The ambience was great - a choice of inside or outside tables - and excellent service. The menu was quite good and interesting and the wine list was good too. The food was fresh and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
WestyTweedValley
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Tweed Valley NSW
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tweed Valley NSW
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I'm a visitor and this was my second dinner here, so I was really excited looking forward to dinner here again. The ambience was great - a choice of inside or outside tables - and excellent service. The menu was quite good and interesting and the wine list was good too. The food was fresh and ingredients as described -... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We dined here with family on a recent trip to Townsville. The quality of food is fantastic with a great menu on offer that changes seasonally. Top quality a la carte dining, highly recommend if you love good quality food or you are looking for somewhere nice for a romantic night out.

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Townsville, Australia
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Have been to this beautiful restaurant many times. It's great when the chef changes his menu for the season and the menu is better than the last one.(not saying the last menu was bad) excellent menu choice, great presentation of the dishes and able to choose entree or main for most of the dishes excellent touch. Service always excellent. We... More 

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Mollymook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Arrived early for our booking and were seated at our allotted table, we requested a move as it was a little cramped - done immediately without fuss. All meals and drinks were delivered efficiently and were very tasty. Owner/manager engaged with our party and was very cheerful and friendly

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Canberra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The worse meal ever at a restaurant and terrible service. AND paid through the nose for it. A limited menu choice possibly leads you to believe the kitchen may good at what they do... Not! 2 hour wait for food and they missed one of the parties meals. Not even comp drinks over the delay.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From when you first arrive to leave you are very well serviced by the very friendly staff. The menu has some great choices and the quality is second to none. My wife and i have been there more than twice and the standards have not changed. Well done

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Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A Touch of Salt is a family run business, with Dad and Son on the floor, and other son in the kitchen. The result is a friendly warm environment, with the chef supported in allowing himself to create truly original meals. Being a constant traveller around the world, and enjoying fine food wherever it can be found, it is remarkable... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The chef michael is very talented...always great food. great service! Shame we don't live in townsville anymore :(

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Albion Park, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I had dinner with friends on Saturday night. The menu was very creative. My meal although an entree size was a bit too much for me but still enjoyable. Overall our meals were tasty and I would return there another time

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

the atmosphere was great ,the new menu was very creative. However some meals were better than others . Being a Saturday night the restaurant was fully patronised with resulted in an extended waiting period for both drinks and selected courses , We believe extra staff may have made our dinning experience more pleasurable ,overall we w

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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 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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