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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+3123 532 3841
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wondeful 3 course dinner at Specktakel this past week. It was our 5th wedding anniversary and we decided to try this restaurant after it being recommended by a colleague. It was definitely the best dining experience we've had in Haarlem (we live in Haarlem btw) and the food was sooooo good. We had the... More 

Thank LKGrey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after a tiring day cycling and were rejuvenated by the Umami menu. This is a restaurant of very serious quality and possibly the best food we have had after a fortnight cycling through the Netherlands Go try it! The staff were helpful and friendly. The wine list also excellent.

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Thank Guildforgourmet
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has and always will be one of my favourites. You can almost taste the passion for real food and the accompanying wines are just as good. Take your time when you go here and go for a table in the covered garden. When you are settled in with some homemade hummus and dukkah (mixture of nuts and herbs)... More 

Thank Chantal J
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a umami surprise menu ( the both of us) and were happy with the food but very unhappy about the amount of wine per glass. This really was way too less for the price (50,-). We spend 200 euro's and thats just too much, we think 125 was enough.

Thank Ilse K
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Specktakel is a true fusion restaurant, the menu combines all kinds of influences and the results are delicious!

Thank AYL_xxx
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127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I was a bit dubious about Specktakel when I looked at their menu, as it seemed to cover too many influences. It was difficult to imagine a kitchen being able to do such diverse cuisines well. We had Peking Duck Ramen and Mexican Salt and Pepper Squid for starters, and Indian Lamb Rack and Spanish Suckling Pig for mains. They... More 

Thank petefLiverpool
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

That this restaurant should be ranked below a nearby restaurant visited and reviewed last night is a total absurdity. Specktakel is the real thing in restaurant terms: a place with a confident and imaginative kitchen which knows what it is doing and produces food of excellent quality. Full marks to its young staff. To think that a meal of this... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were in Haarlem for a week and had excellent dinner meals at many different restaurants. I'd say Specktakel was the best. It is highly eclectic and "inventive" in its dishes, using a variety of ingredients. The 3 of us had a wide range of dishes, so I can't pick out one that was more stellar than another. For the... More 

Thank ClaireWilson36
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This reastaurant might not be big in size but is absolutely serving high standard meals. The food range can be described a 'worldly food' which means they serve dishes originating from all parts of the world and i would say they do a great job. Also the wines they have in their cellar are specifically chosen with the food and... More 

Thank Rob20071965
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I never go home disappointed. The food is delicious, the ambiance is great, and there is a new menu every 3 months. You can pick "normal" things of the menu, but the "special" dishes are super tasty and interesting :)

Thank Ingeltje E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $66
European, Gluten Free, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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