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A Touch of Salt

86 Ogden Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
07 4724 4441
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Ranked #7 of 236 restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We arranged a special birthday dinner here - great service to cater for diners from 90 down to 10! Food was excellent. The only issue was it was a busy Saturday night and the meal service was very slow. But overall a very good restaurant experience in a regional centre.

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Melbourne Victoria
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We'd been recommended Touch of Salt and booked well in advance of our visit to Townsville - just as well as it was full to the brim. It was fine without being overwhelming. The dishes were indeed beautifully presented but over-fiddled with: too fussy; too many flavours, too much styling. Let the ingredients speak for themselves. Not enough local content... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A Touch of Salt is a good restaurant for dinner, a step above a cafe meal, but I believe the reviews here on tripadvisor are a little prone to hyperbole suggesting it is a fine dining, five star establishment. We made a last minute booking on a Friday night during the busy V8 race/ school holiday period. We asked for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Easy relaxed atmosphere where the large dining room opens out onto verandah overlooking the river The menu offered many delicious options with a mix of seafood, ( think sand crab lasagne or roasted chilli octopus) vegetarian and red meat dishes and hard to refuse desserts which I wish I had room for. Staff were friendly and helpful. Setting casual but... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The perfect date night. This was my favourite restaurant in Townsville seven years ago and it has only improved in that time. The food was delicious, the atmosphere amazing and the service impeccable. We went on a Friday night and there was a DJ playing some chilled music which made it even nicer for this mummy on a rare night... More

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Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our first experience at this very well regarded Townsville restaurant, expectations were high. I can report our expectations were met. The food was absolutely amazing, service was exceptional. We will be back, again and again. The only detraction was the time it took to receive our meal (over an hour between courses), this was quickly forgiven when it... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not a bad place my any strech of the imagination - I would go as far as excellent however its it well above average. I would be back again as it well above the standard of many other resturants in Townsville. Seafood was fresh - generous amount of it and high quality used

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Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I try to visit here each time I go to Townsville. The menu changes seasonally, there is a great selection of wine, the owners and wait staff are knowledgeable and attentive and the food is fantastic. I haven't had anything there that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food was delicious however on this occasion was quite slow with food and drinks. The restaurant was busy. The meals are of a good restaurant size. Will certainly eat here again. Inside can be a little loud when busy. I would give the pie a miss and ordering something a little more adventurous.

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Townsville, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We always go to this fine restaurant whenever we have a special occasion to celebrate, so for our wedding anniversary we had lunch there today. It was perfect, the waiter was attentive without being annoying, the entree & main was spaced time wise perfectly & the food was superb. I can't fault this establishment. We made the mistake of having... More

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