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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great dinner at Specktakel - 3courses for €35. Very interesting combinations which worked well. Around the world starter with five different mini starters, lamb and the Thai sorbets for pudding. Thorougly enjoyed all courses it. Husband had Korean BBQ pork sticks starter, ostrich (very tender) and Italian coffee pud. Delcicious. Would visit again.

Thank Trish S
amsterdam, netherlands
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went back here with my aunt and uncle as they didn't know the restaurant yet. Although the menu hadn't changed that much I found the choice of menu rather varied. The choice for vegans is pretty limited though. This restaurant prides itself on serving Umami (the 5th taste). But in general you can expect some dishes you have never... More 

Thank Maarten B
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237 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was hands down one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. In fact I referred to the chef as a culinary genius with a masters in flavor. I would never have imagined certain mixtures of food or flavors, but they all worked very well together. Ask to sit in the greenhouse and be ready for an amazing experience.... More 

Thank mac2jeter
Washington, Tyne & Wear
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fine interior of this place and the quality food provide a super place to eat in Haarlem. The eclectic mix and match menu we found intriguing from top to bottom. All our choices married a high visual impact with flavour, especially the Kangaroo carpaccio; unusual yes, but beautiful nonetheless. Desserts are excellent. One small criticism would be the plastic... More 

Thank GonzoBC
Waterloo, Canada
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Our dinner here was superb. I ordered the 3 course menu and my companions ordered a la carte. My starter had an assortment including dim sum, pork kebabs and smoked salmon- bite sized portions that were delicious. Our mains were equally varied from an Asian spiced duck dish to lamb souvlaki. The menu is really eclectic and all the meals... More 

Thank Shannon D
Lusaka Province, Zambia
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I was here early December and been treated for a special 5 course menu with paired wines. Needless to say that the chef burst with creativity and each course was 'a walk of life'. As a chef myself I can only appreciate such level of cooking. Well done!

Thank Travelindar1973
1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Food and service are just perfect! We came from Amsterdam jyst ti try the food and it was worth it. The waiters are so friendly and welcoming. We had a great experience and most importantly our tummies were perfectly happy ☺

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Thank sis701
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Specktakel for business dinner. Place has very nice paintings on the walls and decoration is just fantastic. Food is nice however I heard great reworded of food and nowadays they did not score so much as my friends told ... nice anyway and worth to visit if you are in city center!!

Thank Magdalena Z
Thalwil, Switzerland
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is a very nice surprise with a mix of food from every part of the world. I ate a very good fillet and nice appetizers.

Thank andreasY6095UO
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I don't normially write reviews for restaurants but Specktakel deserves it, the food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere and staff really add to the experience! I highly recommend the veal carpaccio and Korean prawns and squid!!! Highly recommend the restaurant if you are in Haarlem or nearby!!

Thank Charlotte S

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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
US$17 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: 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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