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“Specktacle is Spectacular!”
Review of Specktakel

Specktakel
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Ranked #8 of 374 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $66
Cuisines: International
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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....
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.

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1  Thank PBPCB
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Ate here tonight without a reservation after just walking around Haarlem. We were lucky to get a great table in the garden. The complimentary bread and dip was delicious. Ostrich starter and kangaroo main were out of this world! Admittedly only ordered dessert because it was included in the menu price (because i was already full) but boy was i glad i did..Californian strawberry shortcake!! My tastebuds were so happy!
Good service overall, beautiful presentation and something i consider very important, good portion sizes. After a 3 course we were full. Now just to work out when we are in Haarlem again to go back!

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Thank Vrtw
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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.

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1  Thank xwerne00
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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.

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Thank Hank L
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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.

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1  Thank pstern74
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