Carestel near Gent
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There are so many Carestels along all mayor autoroutes in Belgium, but they aren't known in the TB database.
Last month my first Carestel was near Mechelen. I was there with a colleage and we had the Schnitzel with french fries and salad. We could choose from 3 sauces, I always go for the peppersauce:)
in the past I have been to other Carestels and I have always had a quick and friendly service, and a decent meal.
On our way in (at another Carestel, they are on opposit sides of the road, and they all look alike) we had a nice coffee.
On our way back we ordered meatbals in tomato sauce and a half chicken (alliteration in Dutch: Halve Haan) with peppersauce:) and chips.
The cook was friendly and fast ( typically Flemish guy, young, lovely and naive) and the woman at the pay point was nice too.
Our meals were good (for that price even great:) I think Carestel is a great place to stop on your holidaytrip. (not to celebrate a birthday with your inlaws)
Tips from uncle Huib:
1/If you are with a group, be there first. If it is very quiet, try to have 10 persons before you (see tip#2), then everything you get is made fresh.
2/They charge 30c for the bathroom (I find that no problem, they are at least cleaned regularly) and you will get a voucher for a 30c rebate on your next order, so go first.
3/ when you have a glass of lemonade (cola, fanta), check if you can have a free refill.