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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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Restaurant details
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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99 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times over the past 4 years. I arrived from London last night to visit friends and we had no firm plans for supper. We ventured in off the street hoping to grab a table for 2 on a busy Friday evening and we did. Furthermore, my other friend who was stuck on calls from... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Wow what a night! We had the best food in town, verry good service and an amazing location for this restaurant. Right in the middle of Haarlem, a typival old dutch city with narow alleys and an old church in the middle of the square. Just behind the church is Specktakel, an really good restaurant with a suprising menu. Good... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Well if you read my reviews I pût two very good one in 2012 and 2013 but it is the past... Im french my girfriend is dutch and she phoned to book a table in the place near the bar bécause in the back the seats are not comfortable and its very loud so not very romantic ambiance. At the... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The four of us arrived on a very sunny Saturday afternoon and the team managed to reserve a table that evening (they have two sittings). Despite the place being packed the service was attentive and coming from South Australia even got a little sampling of their current SA wine! We each did the three course meal so we could try... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

On Saturday the 29th of April we were invited by two friends to join them for dinner here as they had been to Specktakel before and were highly enthousiastic. They strongly adviced us to have the 6 course 'Umami' tasting menu as they had had this before and so we did. We were surprised by the amount of different flavours... More

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This week we have experienced with my family this restaurant in Haarlem. We had to wait more than 1h 1/2 to be finnally served by personnel that just wanted to sell us drinks during our too long waiting time, all the people that arrived after us were served ( maybe because they were Dutch, we are not from Holland). Finally... More

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Northern Mexico, Mexico
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We waited more than 1h to be served !!!!!!!! Unbelievable . The food was ok but after waiting so much we didn't enjoy it at all .

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

3 and a half hours it took us to complete the meal!! I have been eating here several times over the last few year but the terrible wait, rude indifferent staff ruined the meal. After waiting 90 minutes for the main course to be served we were told that it would take another 10 minutes... it took another 30. The... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We wanted something interesting for a dinner with my in-laws, and this proved to be the right choice. The staff was friendly and attentive, which is not always the norm in Holland, so a definitely plus.:-) Menu was diverse and intriguing and gave us lots to talk about during dinner. The 3-course option is a relaxing way to eat.The only... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good food with special menu that you don;t fine anywhere. Reservation should be made in advance. Personnel is nice and can advice on your choice if you have difficulty choosing. I ate this twice and will defenetly go again !

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