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Specktakel

Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+3123 532 3841
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Ranked #5 of 179 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $66
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
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The changing menu throughout the year coupled with the diverse wine list makes this a place I return to time and time again. The friendly and knowledgeable staff coupled with a relaxed interior and an outside garden terrace with enough heaters to sit the whole year round make this a truly enjoyable experience.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We've had a 3 course menu for only EUR 33. The food is excellent and we'll return for sure! Service was alright, friendly but not overly present. The great food makes up for it though. Enjoy!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Always a pleasure to dine at spectackel Haarlem. The flavours of food served are spectacular and worthwhile visiting the restaurant. Their wines are great (specially the SA wines...) Enjoy!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

They have different dishes and also an umami (the fith sense of taste) diner possibility It's one of my favourit restaurants in Haarlem.

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