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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+3123 532 3841
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Ranked #10 of 185 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $66
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International
Neighborhood: Centrum
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

On the 1st November 2012 my wife, daughther and I visited this restaurant in Haarlem and had an absolutely excellent experience. The menu was varied and very interesting, for example, for my starter I had crocodile croquettes and cripsy grasshoppers, my daughter had calamari and my wife had quail egg salad. Main courses were curried lamb stew wrapped in chapti's... More

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Santos, SP
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Food is expensive for what you pay for. A bit too trendy kitchen. Service took very very long. They realy have to work on this. Not worth a star as someone suggested.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Excellent food - I have eaten here several times and taken friends and family. I have never had a bad meal - the menu changes every couple of months so always worth returning. There is always something unusual on the menu like crocodile, lama or something else adventurous. Good wine too!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

You're lucky to read this, because I'm doing you a big favour. I live in Haarlem and I sharing a public secret with you: this restaurant is outstanding. I'm a person that likes restaurants in general, nice food, nice atmosphere... but here I'm stunned by every single detail. The brothers that run this place are not a bunch of amateurs,... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I came hère at thé end of july Because another australian restaurant was closed in Hemsteede;) The staff is always enthousiastic to explicate you thé courses. I took thé fantastic Japan beef with Rice And vegetables with spicy flavours And fantastic taste. Thé dessert was The tower of chocolaté always good. Good Wine from south afrika. We had à big... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We were a party of 9 which through them off a bit, but they accepted us and opened their back room/patio - which was a great place to sit. We all enjoyed the ambience. The menu is quite different with an array of flavors and countries represented. We had a variety of appetizers - crocodile cakes, calimari, sausage 'rools', soup.... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I ahve been to this restaurant 3 tiems now and each tiem the food has been outstanding, the service excellent and the menu wonderful. If you like to try something different than this is the place for you.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Interesting new world wine, pairing with 5 course umami meal was fairly good. The food was not excellently prepared but at acceptable level, interesting choice of food from the South. Yes, interesting is the keynword here, if you are looking for classic well prepared food, try another place.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We had a dinner here for my birthday. It's been a while since we have been here, but the staff recognized us and told us they were very pleased to see us again. We hve been comming here for many years now, not too frequent, but we keep comming back for the menu which chnages every few months and soem... More

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Puurs, Belgium
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We had booked a table for the late "shift" (20.30) through their website, and they barely had a table available when we got there. The place was absolutely packed with people, so it is very popular and reservations are in order. They found us a spare table real soon, and we were provided with a drink and a snack fairly... More

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