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“Spectacular...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Specktakel

Specktakel
Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+3123 532 3841
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Ranked #19 of 216 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $66
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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....
London, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great food and surrounds.....But don't come here if you are in a hurry. Very laid back service, can take your time with courses, all of which were fantastic. Chose from many exotic meats, such as Crocodile, and the Aussie favourite Kangaroo...There were 5 of us, all had different mains and not one was a disappointment...Hardest part was decided which main to have!...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Almost perfect evening, apart from other customer smoking inconsiderately when on the terrace out front”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food. Spicey tuna tacos were really fresh and light. Spanish style starter paired well with Californian Cabernet Sauvignon. The kangaroo steak and pie combo was delicious. And the USA Rib eye was perfectly cooked: the fat had rendered leaving really tasty meat behind. Service was exemplary, finding us a table away from the smoker for our second course. Lovely experience, we will come again. Important to book in advance, as next time we would like to try their Umami menu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Awesome food and service! Don't miss this gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

By far, the best restaurant I visited in Haarlem. The location in the central square was great, and the atmosphere is just lovely. Service and food was amazing. I had the Prix Fix meal with wines recommended by the chef for each course. Can't wait to go again.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This restaurant is amazing what they do with food in just breath taking. Great place and the staff are second to none. Deffinately worth the price!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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“Specktacle is Spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

You know when you think you can't be surprised anymore by anything? Well, on Friday 26 June 2013, we were so pleasantly surprised by the standard, variety and quality of the food here. Add to that the lovely courtyard setting on a warm sultry evening and the great service from all the staff (especially our waiter, Tobias) and it's an experience we can't wait to repeat.

The menu was very different from the normal. Complex combinations based on food such as ostrich, kangaroo, scallops. Complimentary bread and oil. Desserts to die for. Price 33.5 euros for three wonderful courses. Great wine list. Presentation, second to none.

Specktakel is spectacular.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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