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Specktakel

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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+3123 532 3841
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: At Specktakel we work with the best ingredients from all over the world...
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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A most memorable meal!

Fabulous service, incredibly fascinating menu featuring unusually creative entrees, excellent vibe, and charming atmosphere. Best of all? The food is absolutely delicious. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in the world and plan to return next spring to savor all it has to offer again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Katherine R
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous service, incredibly fascinating menu featuring unusually creative entrees, excellent vibe, and charming atmosphere. Best of all? The food is absolutely delicious. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in the world and plan to return next spring to savor all it has to offer again. It can be quite crowded (which attests to its popularity) so reservations are... More 

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Caerphilly
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant with a colleague and was very pleasantly surprised. The 3 course menu was international and whilst only afforded c.8 options per course, I was tempted by a number of them and struggled to only select one! I'll have to go back to try some of the others! I had a spicy chowder for starter - having had... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This was my 3rd visit to this restaurant and it reaffirmed my view that this is one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands. The creative way they prepare and present the food (with each dish being as good as the other) makes it unique and worthwhile visiting - again and again and again.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We chose the Umami menu, we could indicate if we had any allergies or would prefer not to eat certain things. Then the surprises started. Good explanation with each course, and it was a true experience. Every bite was a true explosion of tastes in your mouth. Loved it.

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Doncols, Luxembourg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had read about Specktakel on Tripadvisor and went there twice last week. What a great place. We can only recommend it warmly. Cosy atmosphere, a nice and well assorted menu card. Brilliant fusion kitchen with nice surprices. The service was brilliant too. First night we arrived a bit late, but they let us in and served everything with a... More 

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Amsterdam
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good food in a nice, modern, but very cosy atmosphere. Or as we say in Holland ; gezellig. Really good deserts !!! Located in the heart of Haarlem, so nice area around the restaurant also.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This restaurant impressed me. The food that I had was amazing, and I tried things I never tried before. For example Lama and Swordfish. The wines that were paired with it, were excellent. It was my first time I tried wine that had a smell of petrol, and a taste that was so unique, but perfect with the food! Besides... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You must try the Umami 'menu' !! You don't know what you will get, but I have never had a dish I did not like. And I am particular in regards to food. Also take the "wine tasting" option. With every dish a matching wine. The 5 course meal is exactly right. Highly recommended. Near parking garage and the "grote... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First I liked the fact that the menu was different than anything else in haarlem. It encouraged me to choose something I would not normally eat! Kangaroo, crocodile, pigeon. Don't stop reading because it was amazing! Not everything is so exotic but everything tastes wonderful. Second, I love the fact that there is a selected wine to go with every... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great food, great service, awesome atmosphere. Doesn't come much better than this! One night was a birthday dinner and it was SO good I had a work dinner planned and had to entertain foreign visitors, thus decided to bring them back to Specktakel. Went over great with all six of them, rave reviews. Highly recommend!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +3123 532 3841

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 66
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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....
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?