Castor & Pollux provides a nice break from Ghent’s many Turkish restaurants along bustling Sleepstraat. They only have a very small menu of 4 or 5 dishes, and it changes regularly depending on which ingredients are in season. So you’ll only find the current menu written up on the large chalkboard inside. But I always know, whatever’s on the menu and whatever I pick, it’ll look great on the plate – they put so much effort into making all the dishes look and taste delicious. There’s also always a veggie option, and often a steak option too (after all, we are in Belgium!)
If it’s a sunny evening then tables spill out onto the little square outside where you have great views of the Heilige Kerst church and boat outside. If not then the small interior is really cozy and laid-back with old-fashioned school tables and chairs, candles and lamps. I also really like the beer selection they have, plus the fact that they have a specials menu for the drinks, also hand-picked to match the season. And the service is great too – like dining at friends!
In case you were wondering, the name Castor & Pollux comes from Greek mythology – the owners say that these inseparable twin brothers inspire Castor & Pollux’s pairing of different flavours as well as their belief in the inseparability of food and drink.