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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
Neighbourhood: Centrum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 4 people at this restaurant. The menu was quite unique with a variety of interpretation to many international dishes. We ordered 4 different dishes - and most of them were very good. All were nicely presented.

Thank Iris2Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of the exchange rate with the pound this is not a cheap restaurant (about 110 euros for three courses with a bottle of wine for two), but I'd recommend it because the menu is interesting and different and the food was definitely good, tasty...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank Maarten B
Reviewed 7 April 2017 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...More

Thank mac2jeter
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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;...More

Thank GonzoBC
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...More

Thank Shannon D
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...More

Thank Travelindar1973
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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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...More

Thank Magdalena Z
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What's the dressing code?
19 April 2017|
Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hi! We do not have aan official dresscode. Most of our guests dress casual or smart casual. Best regards, Paul - Specktakel
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James S
Is it possible to see the menu?
23 March 2017|
Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Yes, you can have a look at our website! Unfortunately it's not possible to include the link in this reply. But if you google us, it's easy to find. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$66
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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....