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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Amazing restaurant - creative menu - presentation of food was excellent. Great staff - friendly and not too formal! Choice of wines good and very well priced menu.

Thank Terenia1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2015

First thought , so many international tastes, how could the chefs learn them all ? I was wrong...it was fantastic for whatever I tried. This place is a favorite among locals as it was pretty crowded. There was a fireplace but location near it was taken. But the waiters attended us well and were professional. No fuss. The food came... More 

1 Thank animeshpanda
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous service, incredibly fascinating menu featuring unusually creative entrees, excellent vibe, and charming atmosphere. Best of all? The food is absolutely delicious. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in the world and plan to return next spring to savor all it has to offer again. It can be quite crowded (which attests to its popularity) so reservations are... More 

1 Thank Katherine R
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178 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant with a colleague and was very pleasantly surprised. The 3 course menu was international and whilst only afforded c.8 options per course, I was tempted by a number of them and struggled to only select one! I'll have to go back to try some of the others! I had a spicy chowder for starter - having had... More 

Thank Richy1708
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This was my 3rd visit to this restaurant and it reaffirmed my view that this is one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands. The creative way they prepare and present the food (with each dish being as good as the other) makes it unique and worthwhile visiting - again and again and again.

2 Thank Ivy B
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2014

We chose the Umami menu, we could indicate if we had any allergies or would prefer not to eat certain things. Then the surprises started. Good explanation with each course, and it was a true experience. Every bite was a true explosion of tastes in your mouth. Loved it.

1 Thank E K
Doncols, Luxembourg
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had read about Specktakel on Tripadvisor and went there twice last week. What a great place. We can only recommend it warmly. Cosy atmosphere, a nice and well assorted menu card. Brilliant fusion kitchen with nice surprices. The service was brilliant too. First night we arrived a bit late, but they let us in and served everything with a... More 

1 Thank Hanne H
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good food in a nice, modern, but very cosy atmosphere. Or as we say in Holland ; gezellig. Really good deserts !!! Located in the heart of Haarlem, so nice area around the restaurant also.

Thank DiveJedi
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2014

This restaurant impressed me. The food that I had was amazing, and I tried things I never tried before. For example Lama and Swordfish. The wines that were paired with it, were excellent. It was my first time I tried wine that had a smell of petrol, and a taste that was so unique, but perfect with the food! Besides... More 

Thank Pcdnl
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2014

You must try the Umami 'menu' !! You don't know what you will get, but I have never had a dish I did not like. And I am particular in regards to food. Also take the "wine tasting" option. With every dish a matching wine. The 5 course meal is exactly right. Highly recommended. Near parking garage and the "grote... More 

2 Thank Rickbovet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $66
Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, 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
5:00 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: +31 23 532 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?