The oldest bar in Ghent (reputedly) Café Den Turk was our choice for a quick lunch after the excellent MIAT textile museum. My worries about it being a tourist trap were soon allayed. The rest of the clientèle were a mixture of locals and visitors and the bar wears its history lightly.
The barman is a star; as a non-Dutch speaker I found the menu slightly impenetrable but he was happy to help out and did so patiently. A plate of cheese with a few slices of bread and the local Tierentyn mustard was very good, as was a selection of cold meats which he was right to flag up as less of a meal, more of a beer chasing snack.
One Leffe and an Orme later I was ready to face the trip to Brussels. This was the perfect place for a winter’s afternoon of conversation and to recharge one’s batteries.
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