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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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  • 91
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Atmosphere, food and service in world class

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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102 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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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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38 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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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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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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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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?