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A Touch of Salt

86 Ogden Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
07 4724 4441
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Ranked #8 of 238 restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $33
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
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Townsville for the Chamber Music Festival and I organised a group of 39 to have lunch at A Touch of Salt. We each pre-ordered from a list of 5 Entres and 5 Mains and organised shared sides. After conferring with others, I can report that the food was universally excellent, the service was very friendly and efficient... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Looking at the menu we want 9 dishes, probably too many. So we opted for 6. If only I could put into text the gestures and vocalizations my partner makes as he enjoys the food. We love this place..

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Townsville, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There was no special occasion, just the desire to enjoy a fine restaurant and good food. I hadn't been to this restaurant since it changed hands a few years ago. The menu was interesting, the food delicious, the service excellent, and the ambience delightful. Highly recommended.

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Great Dunmow, Essex
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I saw this restaurant advertised as a "Seafood Restaurant" so expected a wide variety of seafood dishes and was somewhat disappointed with the limited choice of seafood on offer. That said, the food was excellently prepared and presented. The service, as ever in Australia, was first class. The staff seemed to genuinely like their jobs, were helpful, polite and efficient.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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