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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: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Different, but excellent food

Their menu is special with things like crocodile nuggets, kangaroo steaks, etc. We were with 4 adults and had different choices. All were special and prepared with great spices. The desserts were same; a great surprise and very tasty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Soepkip
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Montreal, Canada
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Their menu is special with things like crocodile nuggets, kangaroo steaks, etc. We were with 4 adults and had different choices. All were special and prepared with great spices. The desserts were same; a great surprise and very tasty!

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On arrival we felt comfortable and welcome, the menu is in Dutch and English, do not worry if neither is your language the staff know their menus and can tell you about each dish in detail. The pace of the service was excellent, not rushed and not kept waiting. The food itself is just fantastic, everything has a Specktakel twist,... More 

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Aruba
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I've been here with a spectacular tasting menu and it was truly something. We also tried some great wines that made our night even more special. In the company of old friends and colleagues we were surprised with every course as they truly outdid them selves. But I think that the kitchen crew at this restaurant is constantly striving to... More 

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Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A very nice choice for relatively small plates that can be shared and of great quality. Very unusual and somewhat exotic menu but there are plenty of choices for those afraid of crocodile or other tasty dishes. Worth going, especially with a group. Lots of fun.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always love coming here. The menu changes every now and then. For around € 35,- you have 3 courses with lovely diverse plates, from crocodile to kangaroo, from deer to different kinds of fish. Not too big portions, but enough to fill you up just right.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Dining at this restaurant is sheer delight due to the friendly service and the marvelous cuisine--an unbeatable combination. The service is geared to permit a smoothly paced meal with plenty of time for conversation in between courses if that is your choice. Our family savored each and every course and declared our dining experience at this restaurant as one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Interesting menu with interesting combinations. The 35 euro combination was very good, especially for the quality you normally get in The Netherlands for this price. A very nice find in Haarlem! We were truly amazed by the experience.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The menu contains several exotic options. We were a large group and some plates seemed to be much better than others. It is probably best to speak with your server to ensure that you enjoy the dishes that you order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I'm traveling a lot around the world, and meet a lot of professional chefs and waiters. Yesterday my wife and I visited this restaurant, and this is one of the most exiting moments of food and vine tasting I ever have experienced. 6 dishes meal, with balanced wines to each course....MAGIC!! Fantastic food, professional and "warm" people serving. If you... More 

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Purrmerend
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109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are in Haarlem, this is one restaurant you don't want to miss out on. The menu is very intresting and there is also a god vergetarian menu as well. With hte four of us we tried all different dishes and everyone of them was great.

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Additional Information about Specktakel

Address: Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +3123 532 3841
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 66
Cuisine: International

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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

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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