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“Different food for sure. Not the best service and prices” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Specktakel

Specktakel
Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+3123 532 3841
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Ranked #5 of 179 Restaurants in Haarlem
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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“Different food for sure. Not the best service and prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

On the plus side:
* creative and new food combinations. You can get kangaroo, crocodile, fruits you've never heard of etc. It depends in season and chefs choices of course.
* good food taste. Well prepared.
* the setting is nice. Restaurant looks ok.

On the minus side:
* some items on the menu are pricy and not cheap.
* service is far from optimal. Ok but don't expect great service to compliment with the food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Spectakel with Pearls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was another great idea from spectakel team, they always surprise me with the complex combinations of flavours and an explosion of tastes in your mouth. All dishes are explained by the waiters
This all combined with great wines makes you come back for more surprises.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shoreline, WA
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We liked it so much we are going back tonight.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. We had the three course meal and enjoyed it all. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. We went there on the first night in Haarlem and we are now returning on our last night.

Visited June 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“Cangaroo and crocodile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

For the first time in my life I tasted cangaroo meat (fantastic) and crocodile (disappointing). The cangaroo was excellent...tender!
The crocodile was poor! As dessert cheese: on average. The other negative issue was the price, it was too high compared to the food ordered, 4* anyway!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Spektatel stay one of thé best in Haarlem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Hère with my girlfriend sunday evenings before queensday now 33,5€ for 3 courses. Bottle of Wine 23€. As we say never disapointed hère. I took à starter terre et mer with octopussy And thaï beef in salad very tasty And good of course after thé traditional fuka. Thé other starter was very good. Thé main course steak of kangourou with young potatoes And vegetables fantastique méat.
Dessert I took thé little meringue with fruit of passion in à Way île flottante. Good bottle from south africa good coffee. The service was good And smile.
Négative point : too much extras on thé card, be carefull to bring thé fuka before thé starter And not in thé same Time.
This restaurant is in my top 3 in Haarlem And never disapointed when we eat there. The courses with asiatic influences And spicy are really very good for thé fans.
Of course I recommand spektatel.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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