We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Saltcellar - CLOSED

13 Palmer St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
07 4724 5866
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $41
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Warm, homely and intimate, The Saltcellar is the perfect setting to indulge one of Townsville's largest wine cellars, boasting over 150 bottles from vintage labels to local and international favourites.Whether you sit down for a glass of wine with friends or settle in for a fine-dining experience with loved ones, every visit to The Saltcellar will leave you wanting more.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Warm, homely and intimate, The Saltcellar is the perfect setting to indulge one of Townsville's largest wine cellars, boasting over 150 bottles from vintage labels to local and international favourites.Whether you sit down for a glass of wine with friends or settle in for a fine-dining experience with loved ones, every visit to The Saltcellar will leave you wanting more.

99 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
    49
    27
    14
    8
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Townsville, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

SaltCellar has always been my favourite restaurant in Townsville so of course that is where I wanted to go for my birthday. Well, what a disappointment. The food was average and above average prices. The service was non-existent and when I did get someones attention he chose to argue with me about how my partners steak was cooked, bleeding was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
BNE AU
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

we stopped by o our way home NYE after dinner and the 9pm fireworks at the strand asked if we could grab sweets and a coffee the staff were fantastic the service good and the desserts very good, granted I had a cheese plate but the accompaniments and the cheeses were very very good my daughter had the chocolate mousse... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We recently went here for dinner as this has always been our favourite restaurant in Townsville but I would have to say that it was disappointing to leave with a bill that was almost $200 (for 2 people) and enough to make me think twice about ever going back. The staff were really friendly and helpful; however, the meals (entree,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Chose Saltcellar for my birthday celebration with family. All three entrees and three main dishes we ordered were well presented, cooked to perfection and delicious. The staff were attentive and professional. A lovely dining experience. Thank you Saltcellar. We will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I strolled down palmer st looking for somewhere to eat and chose saltcellar because it was the only resteraunt that the waitress smiled and said hello as we walked past and that welcoming feeling out us into the desire to eat there, once we were in the resteraunt was quite full so we did not know what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was a great night. Food was a taste sensation...presentation was second to none. Wait staff and bar staff were attentive. Thanks for the special birthday cake....absolutely the best dining experience in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I was in Saltcellar that evening and the only thing I saw was this group doing anything they could to avoid paying their full bill. When the brains trust of Townsville decided to not pay the full amount owing they then started to order rounds of shots costing over $100 per round. Their intention then was clearly to leave without... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Townsville, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Found the food to be of the highest standard. All out of the 14 people at our table, loved their mains and the desserts were amazing. Presentation, service and drink service was great. Thanks for a great experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Townsville, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

To state the negatives first from OUR Party of 9: - We arrived a little late to our reservation time (5-10 minutes) - Our party did not arrive altogether so therefore we were probably ready to order by 8pm at the absolute latest. The Positives of the Restaurant: - Food was tasty - Waitress was polite, curteous, patient during the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I joined a staff group on Monday evening. Unfortunately I speak for them all when I say we were not happy with our meal. At first I wasn’t going to say anything until I arrived at work next morning to find almost everyone had the same complaint... we left the restaurant hungry. I speak of my own experience: four oysters... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
alex_wit56, Manager at The Saltcellar, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Lamont, Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that your dining experience with us was not up to your expectations. From our computer records you were at a table of 12 people who began to arrive at 7.28pm. Unfortunately while our system can track many things we did not track when the last of your party... More

Travelers who viewed The Saltcellar also viewed

Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Saltcellar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing