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A Touch of Salt

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Australian, Contemporary
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86 Ogden St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 4441
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Townsville, Australia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent an afternoon at the Clare Valley Food and Wine Festival at A Touch of Salt with my wife and friends. Cracking afternoon of Greg Cooley Wines (Riesling lovely for the price) and delicious meals capped off by an entertaining afternoon of live music. Highly recommend the next event; book a ‘high table’ for four on the back deck.

2 Thank Adrian2016Traveller
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to eat with great food, people and service. Chef Michael Brine goes above and beyond to make customers happy and was only too happy to organise a dessert platter for us for our wedding anniversary.

1 Thank Lizard73
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This purports to be one of the premier dining venues in Townsville. The menu sounds good but the descriptions of the food don't turn out to be exactly as Googled. Tiny scallops are served up for entree. Dry pork fillet and slow cooked goat on a burnt potato rosti type affair to the point of having to be removed from... More 

Thank Dottorenzo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner and service both great. And that's a great review from a Melbournian! Highly recommend dinner here.

Thank Alyssa J
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment. High quality food offerings, in the $$ category. Extensive winelist with good offerings is a welcome surprise for a regional restaurant.

Thank Sjjohanson
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food, just wish the servings were bigger!!! beautifully presented. the meats were tender and the sauces delicate and different. worthy of my time.

Thank dmaxwel3
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a romantic evening for my partner and I. The meals were outstanding, the presentation and taste was nothing short of amazing. What I did not know was that my partner was about to propose and the whole restaurant, staff, security and manager were aware of it. After recovering from shock and finally saying "yes", we were offered a... More 

2 Thank Mumsy_20
Carrara, Australia
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Girlfriend and I have been to Salt many a times and loved it , this time around it left a lot to be desired. We were put way out the back which we did not mind as we didn't book. But then they forgot we existed , we ordered a drink and after 25 min asked where are they... More 

Thank Highwaywoman13
Melissa B, Owner at A Touch of Salt, responded to this review

Hi, There is not a lot for me to say apart from I apologise for our poor service. I have spoken to my staff and asked them if they can remember the night you were in but all to no avail. It is certainly uncharacteristic of my staff to leave customers waiting 25 mins for a drink order to fulfilled.... More 

Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had decide to do a early fathers day lunch, we were met by Mark at the door who couldn't be more helpful and his staff during our lunch were exceptional. They were there when you needed them or wanted them, but not annoying if that makes sense. Food and wine was great it was a nice way to have... More 

Thank Darrel B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined here a few times now and every time has been perfect! They have perfected the mood and ambience of this restaurant and the food is served by friendly, competent staff. The goats cheese gnocchi is definitely my favourite dish and the brownie with malt ice cream was to die for! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone... More 

Thank Fooodlover0607

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $29
Australian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Ogden St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 4441
Soak up waterfront views in style, perched on the edge of Ross Creek at A Touch of Salt restaurant, accessed from Ogden Street. A Touch of Salt has an area to suit many an occasion, whether meeting for casual coffee catch-ups under the verandah, holding lunchtime business meetings indoors or enjoying an ambient evening out on the deck, dining under the stars. A collection of ever-evolving menus are complemented by an impressively stocked wine cellar to suit dishes bursting with the flavours of seasonal ingredients, each artfully plated to please the eye.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?