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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, Late Night, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food from all around the world

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Vincent B
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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Broseley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited with friends who live nearby asked for a restaurant with interesting food which is exactly what we received. Crocodile pie, red tuna, clam chowder and lamb and that was just the starters. Lively vibrant atmosphere some would say noisy but the window seat was quiet and intimate. Service was attentive but a few spills and on other tables glasses... More 

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Boras, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What should I say. 4th time visit at Specktackel. Menu changes every 3 months, so never a dull moment when you order. World food from al over the globe. Never been disappointed. Nice staff and value for money. I recommend the 3 courses dinner, am sure you will like it. Friendly staff is taking care of you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My mother age 70 wanted to try someting different - and we did find it at Specktakel. Beautiful presented food (the starte looked like a garden), good taste and the vines that was suggested was excellent! The dessert (the dish that had a little bit of everything) was maybe a bit to sweet...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have not had service this bad in years, if ever. They did not give us menus or want to take our order. When a course was finished, the plates were left for a long time. The food had highs and lows, but was unremarkable. The reason I would not recommend this place is that no selfrespecting chef would ever... More 

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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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