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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 238 Restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

For couples or groups "A Touch of Salt" is the perfect way to relax, with lovely surrounds and truly delicious food. The peach and lychee iced tea is a refreshing and addictive way to begin and the Grilled Haloumi served with tangy minted zucchini and red pepper pide made for a memorable starter. The eggplant, red pepper and mozzarella lasagne... More

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Townsville, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Touch of Salt never disappoints..Service is the absolute best in Townsville.... My husband had the octopus for entree and totally raved about it. Nice choice of wines to complement our meal.. Duck Wellington was delicious, I had the entree size which was big enough for me as I was determined to have sweets! Butterscotch cheesecake was amazing and would definitely... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The place had a nice ambience with doors opening for outside dining on a warm night and a good view. We were seated promptly and the entrees came promptly. The sommelier was very helpful and found us a bottle of red wine not on the list that met our expectations as most of the reds on offer from the wine... More

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

Can't fault the food - consistently wonderful and great to see a wide selection for vegetarians. Amazing wine selection and friendly staff. This is where we take all of our out-of-town visitors.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Food was beautifully presented, but was somewhat cold on arrival to table and the kind of good meal you could make at home. The cocktails were terrible - they really need to work on the palate of those! Although they all had fresh ingredients, they just weren't as yummy as some.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Enjoyed the food, but it lost its impact after a 2 hrs wait from arrival to mains appearring. The restaurant was full, but surely main meals could come a bit quicker. Duck wellington was an excellent dish and the oysters were very fresh and even though natural were very nice. Nice atmosphere outside on a clear night in Septmber, thankfully... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Had a nice dinner here thanks to my brother. Whilst it was a little windy outside, the service was prompt, the food beautiful. The wine even better.

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Coolangatta, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Having never tasted cornbread we decided to give it a go as our starter - quite sweet certainly not bread as we know it. Our mains were also interesting my partner had the pork & pecan which he enjoyed said the pecans made it a bit different. I chose the vegetarian lasagna which was very flavourful & quite rich not... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant has a lovely position by the river in Townsville walking distance from several hotels. The menu offers mainly seafood with a token vegetarian option and meat dish, steak. The steak was served smothered in a very strong salty gravy, not indicated on the menu and no doubt described as a wine reduction and chips. Vegetables were an extra.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As part of a group lunch during the Australian International Chamber Music Festival we have visited A Touch of Salt annually for the last three years. We look forward to the excellent service, the fresh and delicious food and the relaxed and pleasant setting.The seafood is especially mouthwatering. Can't wait until next year.

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