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The Balcony Restaurant

The Balcony Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$

Townsville    0km



Modern Australian   $$$$$

Townsville    0km

12 Chef Hat Award

Best Known For

Grilled coral trout, native macadamia broth, gai lan, baby corn and cuttlefish

About A Touch of Salt

Soak up waterfront views in style, perched on the edge of Ross Creek at A Touch of Salt, accessed from Ogden Street in Townsville. A Touch of Salt has an area to suit any occasion, whether meeting for casual coffee catch-ups, holding lunchtime business meetings indoors; or enjoying an ambient evening out on the deck, dining under the stars. A collection of ever-evolving menus is complemented by an impressively stocked wine cellar to suit dishes bursting with seasonal flavours, artfully plated to please the eye. Delve into an entree of baked scallops, bacon and jalapeno jam and garlic crumb; before indulging in grilled rib eye of beef, chimichurri, roasted radish and Parmesan crusted cauliflower. Finish with a divine dessert of dark chocolate and rosella parfait with green apple ice cream.

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Location & Map

86 Ogden Street, Townsville 4810 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Tue  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Wed  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Thu  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Sat  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM
Sun  5:00:PM - 12:00:AM

Groups & Functions

Dining Room and Riverside Balcony A Touch of Salt is perfect for your next event,Weddings, Corporate Dinners,Cocktail Parties. Offering both Indoor and Outdoor spaces and available for breakfast,lunch and dinner 7 days. The entire restaurant can accommodate 350 cocktail style or 150 people seated. For more intimate gatherings our inside space can cater for 90 guests and the alfresco balcony for 60 guests

  • Up to 300 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (31)


Best in Townsville hands down
A Touch Of Salt is simply an incredible place to go for dinner. We are always welcomed like family and the food is never short of amazing. Such a wonderful atmosphere and top, friendly staff, never cease to amaze and always outdo themselves.


Our favorite restaurant in town



Top class all the way


Top Class and Quality
We could not fault this venue and their fantastic food. Brilliant Place.


Pure bliss!
The food and service is second to none and I have so many fond memories of dinners here with my mum. Keep up the great work and you do Townsville proud


The place to go
Whether it is for fine dining, a special occasion or just a night out, you will always be welcomed with a friendly smile, great service and amazing food


Great people, fabulous food, superb value


A fantastic restaurant, ticks all the boxes!


Very enjoyable dining experience.


Lovely food and great service.


Just great!
Consistency is the word I would use, food, service, value every time!


Delicious food and Fantastic service
My partner and I have had many a meal at Salt. We are always treated like family as they always remember us. The food which has an emphasis on locally sourced is amazing. I have alergies and they always make me something that is top notch.Great wine selection too. We love ya work. Happy Customer


Townsville Fine Dining with Relaxed Views and Atmosphere
Staff always so welcoming and warm even owners. Food is always unique and changing. Love coming here!


Can't beat them!
Every special occasion spent in Townsville is at A Touch of Salt. Their staff are like family & their food is second to none. ???????



Best restaurant ever
Fantastic and extensive menu, wonderful ambience and excellent service - 10/10


Best restaurant ever
Fantastic and extensive menu, wonderful ambience and excellent service - 10/10


Always exceptional
This is easily my favourite restaurant...anywhere.

Scott Dittman

Consistently Outstanding
A Touch Of Salt is an exceptional dining experience in Townsville. It's a credit to the staff and owners that they consistently deliver incredible food paired with warm and professional service. The wine list is carefully structured to compliment the seasonal menu.


Nothing short of delicious!!
Touch of salt serves delicious food in a great atmosphere. Positioned by the water in the centre of Townsville - you can expect an interesting menu with seasonal produce & served by lovely staff. Food festival events are also a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Good luck touch of salt - you deserve it!


Excellent Restaurant
I have never had one thing to complain about at Touch Of Salt. Always given best service best food and great valve.


Best restaurant in Townsville
Always serve amazing food with great combinations of flavors. The staff are very professional giving the right balance of attention without being to overbearing.


All round A Touch Of Salt is the best restaurant in Townsville!


For couples or groups "A Touch of Salt" is the perfect way to relax, with lovely surrounds and truly delicious food. The peach and lychee iced tea is a refreshing and addictive way to begin and the Grilled Haloumi served with tangy minted zucchini and red pepper pide made for a memorable starter. The eggplant, red pepper and mozzarella lasagne was lovely and flavourful also, and the drinks and starters were served quickly and with a smile. Both my husband and myself had the eye fillet with creamy sweet potato mash, Swiss brown mushrooms and ham croquettes and found the steak to be perfectly seasoned, the croquettes to be crispy on the outside and yielding and creamy inside with a tantalising smokiness that went wonderfully with the sweet potato mash and red mustard sauce. For dessert we sampled the yoghurt pannacotta with nectarine and ginger jelly accompanied by a crispy biscuit and fresh berries; and the warm peach and almond tart with lemon verbena sorbet and set honey. Both desserts balanced sweetness and their respective accompanying flavours very well and the cappuccino made for a good finishing touch. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience due to great service from everyone we encountered and a well developed menu loaded with tempting flavours. We highly recommend A Touch of Salt .


Can't say enough about this place absolutely fantastic great food, wine and service in awesome surrounds, loved it


We took agfg's recommendation and were not disappointed. Fabulous meal, very much unexpected menu and quality service!


Hands down the best fine diner in Townsville, service is always spot on and the food easily rivals many of the top eateries in the capitals. The wine list is extensive for Townsville and proves that a lot of thought goes into the seslections.


Fantastic welcome, friendly staff. Starter of Ham Hock tortellini, lovely, pasta slightly too thick however. Asked for the fore-rib with Tuscan bean salad, instead got perfectly cooked fore-rib and a Mediterranean salad, which would be fine but I detest olives, my husband gladly ate them for me so all was not lost and the steak was lovely. They had run out of the pud we wanted instead we had date & walnut Madelines washed down with a glass of grandfather port. Lovely sparkling to start and a Philip Shaw Pinot noir which had a lovely French style to it. Still not comfortable with being asked everywhere we go if we would like pepper on every course (except desert)


I love it!!! It is an amazing experience. I look forward to our trips to townsville just to go for lunch/dinner! Truly amazing with such great staff!!!


Fantastic restaurant for lunch and dinner. Very efficient, congenial and well trained staff. Always enjoy dining at this great restaurant.