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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place a few times before and it did taste like more. We tried the very tasteful 4 course Umami menu this time which was excellent! As my wife is gluten and lactose intolerant we notified them when making reservations and this was...More

Thank Jur K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Specktakel has become a regular destination for us for a night out as a couple or to bring visiting friends and family. Their menu changes every season, so over last 2 years we have tried quite a few different dishes, all of them really good....More

Thank superpad
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Menu looked different and interesting so we decided to give it a try and were not disappointed. Service was excellent. Food was very good particularly the chicken dish. Sensible prices for the wine.

Thank broonie03
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The food was good, not spectacular considering the price. Nice staff although it felt we had to rush eating. Based on all the positive reviews we went to dinner with (maybe too) high expectations. We had a nice meal (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) but were not...More

Thank mrgreenery
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

They change the menu regularly and it is always a pleasure to see what they have come up with. Even things that you might be unsure about at first are presented in a unique way and are always delicious. The kitchen is international meaning they...More

Thank Christin H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Spectakel has become our favorite restaurant to bring our best customers and visitors from the US. Unlike many restaurants in NL, they have consistently great service and besides the good food, this is why we have gone back on 10 + occasions . They have...More

Thank Gilles A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Best restaurant I have been to since the James beard award winning restaurant The Purple Pig in Chicago. The food is phenomenal !!!

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Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The 3 course menu was absolute value for money. Great diversity in choice with some very interesting dishes. The food tasted great. The drinks on the other hand are very expensive, specially the wines.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great meal, fascinating menu. Four of us picked lots of different dishes and it was perfect for sharing. Good wine selection, really good and knowledgeable servers, and deluxe desserts to finish. I'd recommend the "taste of Specktakel" Pleasant surprise in one of our favorite Dutch...More

Thank janscottlucas
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I am a regular guest at Specktakel. It's always been a great experience eating here. The combination of food from all over the world and beautiful wines to go with it makes this restaurant great. Don't expect steak and fries, although they sometimes have that...More

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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
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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....
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