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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+3123 532 3841
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this dinner a lot. They have a 3-course meal for 35 euro, wine arrangement is 6 euro per glass. The food was very good although a bit too much. We did have to wait for half an hour for our table even though we had made a reservation. But waiting means sitting by their fireplace... More 

Thank Rose O
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

It's not very clear what's in the dish. If you order a meat/fish platter it'll be filled with mushrooms , it's tasted good but I kind of want to know what to expect.

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Thank ValeryVergnes
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Went there on a quiet (?) Friday evening. Don't like the plastic Menu card. That's about all I didn't like. Bread with lovely humous/herbs dipp. Entree, main dish and dessert of very good quality. We ordered the 'Sateh gambing' and 'taste of the world' as entrees, followed by the 'Australian duck' and the 'Korean beef tippan'. We finished with the... More 

Thank Riesjaar
Kitchener, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Visited this restaurant twice in the 6 days that we stayed in Haarlem. The service was great. The presentation was delightful and the food was amazing. Keep up the good work !

Thank BogdanCM
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We had a really nice time at Spektakel. The menu has lots of very unique dishes and ingredients. We were completely stuffed by the end of the 4-course meal (even after 3 courses we were full). I am vegetarian, and was pleased with the vegetarian options (although the menu is limited). My boyfriend's favorite was the crocodile tandoori (and he... More 

Thank DarcyDwy
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have had dinner here three times throughout the years and I always enjoyed myself. The ambiance is friendly and lively, the staff is helpful and the food is good. The restaurant is usually full! The only negative thing is the acoustics. It is very noisy and that makes communicating with your fellow-diners very hard and tiring.

Thank Tangobabe1
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended restaurant. Menu is surprisingly different, food is excellent and so are the wines. Staff is very engaged and we had a great evening! Will definately come again!

Thank Jan Willem L
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This place is larger than it seems from the outside and has a cozy ambience that is buzzing but not too crowded. The food is excellent, interesting combinations that you would not think of at home. My meat eating friends thought the food was amazing, myself as a vegetarian found the menu a little limited with just 2 options, so... More 

Thank DebbieINLux
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This restaurant is my favourite in my home city Haarlem. They always have great tasting dishes and very good wine.

Thank Patrick D
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This cozy restaurant looks small but, when you enter by walking inside reveals a big garden with a roof on top. Dinner and lunch year arround, staff is friendly and helpfull. Dishes are a bit strange on first sight but they work. The seve a special wine with every dish you have for a extra charge but its worth it!

Thank SeanNL

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?