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Specktakel

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Centrum
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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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great meal

One of the best dinners I've eaten in a long time. Both of us really enjoyed our choices, off an eclectic and intriguing menu. Good wine list as well, inventive. Service some could say is slow but we found it nicely paced and were never hurried. Friendly and good English spoken. Would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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  • Outdoor seating
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Service was fine, the food however was miserable. I was served a giant plate of fat and was told that is how they serve i. To be clear: a gross uncooked plate of grizzle. Maybe the people who enjoyed this place hadn't eaten in a week prior. Nasty.

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Dorking
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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of the best dinners I've eaten in a long time. Both of us really enjoyed our choices, off an eclectic and intriguing menu. Good wine list as well, inventive. Service some could say is slow but we found it nicely paced and were never hurried. Friendly and good English spoken. Would definitely eat there again. Be sure to book... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing restaurant - creative menu - presentation of food was excellent. Great staff - friendly and not too formal! Choice of wines good and very well priced menu.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

First thought , so many international tastes, how could the chefs learn them all ? I was wrong...it was fantastic for whatever I tried. This place is a favorite among locals as it was pretty crowded. There was a fireplace but location near it was taken. But the waiters attended us well and were professional. No fuss. The food came... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 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
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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
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 reviews
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
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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?