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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Best restaurant in Townsville

I've been to Touch of Salt four times now and I've never been disappointed. Excellent food, and friendly staff with great service (markedly better than most places in Townsville). On my most recent visit, we decided to order entrees to share between the four of us, a great way to taste many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
BexM21
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Townsville, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been to Touch of Salt four times now and I've never been disappointed. Excellent food, and friendly staff with great service (markedly better than most places in Townsville). On my most recent visit, we decided to order entrees to share between the four of us, a great way to taste many different dishes, all of which made us want... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

On a tip from our hotel manager (Holiday Inn), we wandered over for a midweek evening meal in this CBD restaurant, after a day of business in this tropical city. The restaurant was fairly busy, but didn't let that lower their service for a pair of blow-ins. They seated us in a pleasant outdoor setting, and then served up high... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We just visited Townsville second time in 6 months. First time we found this restaurant and were amazed at everything - friendly professional service and great unusual food. Last week, we HAD TO go there for dinner again. Were we testing them? Maybe. We couldn't choose. We wanted to taste everything on the menu. So we decided to have four... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was our second visit to A Touch of Salt. We love the varied menu here and the friendliness of the staff. The outside dining area is very relaxing and creates a great atmosphere. Everything we ordered was very good... starters, mains and dessert. The eye fillet I was served was the largest I have ever been served at a... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fantastic service. Called up and they kept the kitchen open for us. Ordered at 9:30pm. Best steak ever. Meals were nice. Well set out place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Throughly enjoyed every bit of my experience here. If you are going to try one nice resturant in Townsville, this one should be it!

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Tweed Valley NSW
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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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 - 31
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?