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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a few friends and had a mix of 3 course dinners and mains only. I had the sushi and Nordic smoked fish stew and they were both delicious. My wife was less blown away by the veggie option of portobello mushrooms. Drinks...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Really nice food from all over the world. Pleasantly surprised by all the flavors. Delicious deserts! Dont expect to be there alone, it is quite vivid, but with a reason. We definitely want to come back!

Thank suzannume
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

*English below* Wir sind aktuell in IJmuiden auf kleiner Hochzeitsreise und waren auf der Suche nach guten Essen in Kombination mit gutem Wein und landeten in Haarlem im Specktakel. Und was sollen wir sagen? Es war perfekt. Wir hatten je ein 3-Gänge-Menü mit passender Weinbegleitung....More

Thank JacquelineP2711
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Tasty food, very nice presentation, but the service was terrible - it took us three hours to go through a starter, main and dessert. it was a busy evening, but still it was far too long.

1  Thank Kasia_Br
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The atmosphere was very nice! The food was alright - nothing too special to be honest :) They try their best by making it special though with the varieties of meals. What I liked is that the waitress was explaining wines that go with each...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at Specktakel. We went at the recommendation of our B&B owner, just a few blocks away. We were not disappointed. The menu is quite unique, and I think it would probably be a challenge to offer so many different types...More

Thank Bigemail
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Specktakel is a must for dining while visiting Haarlem. Excellent food, atmosphere and service!There dishes are superb creations and I am never disappointed with anything I have ordered. I prefer the courses being served as a "surprise menu" as this just adds to the entire...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We went based on a very strong recommendation from a friend. Started off well, but having been there for 90 minutes with only a starter to show for it, I had to ask where our main course was. Other tables around us had not been...More

Thank Arnold0105
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The place is vivid, service is good, although I considered it a little slow. Food is good and there are unusual choices to spoil you. I had the crocodile to start with and kangoeroe for mains. Both dishes were tasty, well presented and just enough....More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing. For a big birthday coming up in few year I had wanted to go to a Michelin star restaurant in London, these plans have been scrapped as I want to come back here! It is the best meal I have ever...More

Thank farrasarah
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19 April 2017|
Response from Team_Specktakel | 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 Team_Specktakel | 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
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  • 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
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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