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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • 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 1 week ago

The place a decorated so tastefully and the staff was super friendly. It was a busy night, the restaurant was full. The food more importantly is really delicious honestly the chef knows exactly what he is doing.Pleasantly surprised by all the flavors. Loved all dishes...More

Thank Dicky C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

On a very cold winter evening we ended up in this restaurant, my US colleague and I. Monday night, so not many places open. Nice surprise: eclectic menu with crocodile, ostrich, but also skrei (fish) and vegetarian. The food is reasonably priced, the wine a...More

Thank JohannesNL023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations for a Friday evening using Iens.nl (site did not work well so we called and had our reservation). The restaurant was packed and we were happy to have a table. The menu is a variety of dishes from all kinds of countries....More

Thank MMBonaire
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I think that is the best restaurant that i tried in The Netherlands. A different but a fantastic experience. Really tasty food and friendly staff. Only i have to say that the sparkling wine was not cool enough but nothing bad.

Thank Diana Carolina B
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Specktakel is still serving good and attractive dishes, but their special shine seem to fade somehow. Dishes seem to shrink, less meat than it used to be. More dishes having a surplus price. Limited selection of beers while people nowadays expect some special beers to...More

Thank Sarpa74
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I used to love this restaurant a lot, probably going 2 times in a month but last time was not really anything of what I was expecting. I ordered a baopao with black angus... not really a baopao but more like a black bun sorta...More

Thank Gabriela T
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Although we entered at 5pm on a Saturday we were lucky to get a table at that evening. The 5 course menu was put together very creative and extraordinarily. In advanced we were asked about any allergies to take care of! We really enjoyed every...More

Thank DamiDu
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Beautiful restaurant, lovely atmosphere, great menu, delicious food, wonderful friendly service. A really wonderful discovery.

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Thank paulI3023CT
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

International menu changes on a regular basis and you can put together your chosen 3-courses menu. In the back it's most of the times I've been a bit quieter (noise-wise). Very central location.

Thank natstein
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18 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
  • 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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