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A Touch of Salt

€€€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
86 Ogden St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 4441
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
86 Ogden St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking forward to dining here as we had heard it was one of the leading restaurants in town (previously dined here a number of years ago which was very good). Disappointed to say the least. Service was slow, took a long time to...More

Thank David-Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a number of times and it never fails to impress from the opening cocktail for my wife ( which I would love to how to make ) to the finish of dessert. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant was...More

Thank wratts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Michael Brine ( exec chef) set himself a massive challenge by putting on a vegan degustation..and he pulled it off brilliantly ! Every course was delicious and exciting. I particularly enjoyed the applewood smoked pumpkin congee ,and the crispy eggplant .it was matched beautifully with...More

2  Thank docrowie
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I enjoyed this restaurant so much that we returned 2 days later to appreciate the experience again. The service was incredibly friendly but discreet and the ambience sophisticated but unpretentious. I recommend the scallops for starters and also the reef fish and...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 January 2018

I have been here twice. In 2017 I enjoyed a dinner with family and chose meals from both menus (standard and vegetarian) and in 2018 I enjoyed my first Vegan wine dinner. I'm not strictly vegan or vegetarian, just inspired by what great chefs can...More

1  Thank Wild_Aus
Reviewed 17 January 2018

My partner and I decided we would like to visit an upmarket restaurant (which we don't do very often) to see in the New Year. We had previously attended this restaurant once before which we enjoyed ultimately making our decision as to where to go...More

2  Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Dined on New Years Eve. Food and Service was fantastic. Experienced staff excellent at their job. Sensational setting with great outdoor views.

1  Thank baillie6
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The outdoor setting was perfect for a small birthday celebration. Service was at the right pace to allow us to enjoy our starters and then our main meals. Nice selection of wine to compliment our meals. The "Charcoal Kangaroo" was very tasty as well as...More

1  Thank Steve V
Reviewed 3 January 2018

From the moment we entered it felt good. We choose an indoor table with air conditioning because of Townsville's summer heat ( although it was pleasantly cool outside). The menu gave you great choices, the food was delicious, the wine list extensive and the staff...More

1  Thank Rod P
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Went for New Year’s Eve dinner. Superb food: fantastic location. Wonderful hosts and staff nothing was too much trouble. Couldn’t fault one thing. Fantastic night. If I had to pick one thing I’d say a bit too dark on outside tables as couldn’t really see...More

1  Thank SydneyMorv
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Danette L
29 November 2017|
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Response from greg c | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you contact the restaurant direct I am sure that they would be more than happy to develop a menu you will not forget good luck
Bill M
16 November 2017|
Response from mark b | Property representative |
Yes, all major credit cards are accepted.
Jen C
6 October 2016|
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Response from mark b | Property representative |
Hi Jen, Unfortunately we're closed Monday evenings. Tuesday to Saturday the kitchen is open until 9:30. Thanks, Mark Brine Owner A touch of salt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Ogden St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 4441
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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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