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Specktakel

Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+3123 532 3841
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Ranked #8 of 185 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $66
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: At Specktakel we work with the best ingredients from all over the world with a born understanding of combining flavours of food & wine. Here there is no such thing as eating silently, not just by the volume of laughter and enjoyment brought on by the company at the table, but more so by the food and wine that is being enjoyed. Its colours, aromas, and flavours, so simple together creating a wonderful feast to talk about…Let us guide you how to enjoy the flavours and atmosphere in our world of food & wine....
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Been to this gem today with a friend . We enjoyed it a lot.. It's a menu from Greek to Australian to Japanese dishes..The plates are dressed up in a Specktacular way, the tast is delicious and don't forget to order a dessert as well if you still can .😄 the service is friendly , the waitresses take good care... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Appetizer was good, but wow were the entrees digusting. the sausage was undercooked, the ravioli was certainly frozen, and they over did it with smoking everything. we didn't stay for the dessert, which we apparently paid for. service was good though!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The menu is changing every other month, so I have never ate the same twice over the last 10 years going there regularly. The inspiration of the chef is coming from all over the world. Always a new discovery, well presented, The produce are always fresh. The only small issue is the noise in the restaurant when it's crowed, it... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we had a wonderfull dinner. Special, well balanced tastes accompanied by great wines! I like to every season to taste the new menu!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were not game enough to try the umami menu but we were not disappointed with the menu choices we went for. The food was delicious, creatively presented and quickly served. The sommelier / waiter was really good. He gave us another option for the wine but we stuck with our original choice (regrettably). This will certainly be worth another... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visited based on the reviews I read here and was not disappointed! The food was superb, both presentation and quality. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable and very helpful with selecting wines etc. We had the 4-course Umami and my only regret was not ordering the 6-course, a must try if in Haarlem in my opinion!

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The ever changing menu, the fabulous service, and the exotic selection of wine and food make this a place which I love to return to over and over again. Any occasion (and sometimes no occasion at all) is a great excuse to visit and try what they have to offer for the season. The restaurant looks small from the front,... More

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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In this restaurant they specialize in going around the world in a three course meal.. A starter from Japan, a main course from France, a desert from south Africa.. Combine as much as you can.. You will not get broke. Young staff, great little garden..

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to Specktakel on a recommendation from a Haarlem resident and were not disappointed. The staff have excellent coeliac awareness and there were many gluten free options available. The food is pretty different and also delicious so our evening was a great experience. It's also quite a relaxed atmosphere. Very nice indeed, we will return when we are next... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

At times an unusual menu, but always a great taste. The menu changes every 2-3 months, so I never get bored of going there. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a garden terrace, a great place to eat in the summer months. In the winter a roof covering and heaters allows the garden terrace to be used all... More

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