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“surprise :)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Specktakel

Specktakel
Ranked #2 of 303 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $66
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“surprise :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

great service, amazing food (a bit different though so get ready your international tastes :) a definitive must visit, we will come again for sure m.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank xwerne00
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Different food for sure. Not the best service and prices”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Hank L
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spectakel with Pearls”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pstern74
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Shoreline, WA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We liked it so much we are going back tonight.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank prewett
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Rome, Italy
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263 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Cangaroo and crocodile”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A-Ego
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