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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank paulI3023CT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We decided to try Specktakel after my son found it was the #1 rated restaurant in Haarlem on Trip Advisor. The seasonal menu is eclectic with international influences. I opted for the 3 course prix-fixe menu, which is a good value. For my first course,...More

Thank ockandrea
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Had anniversary dinner here. Food was great. It always is. Lots of interesting choices. Service is good and the staff are really nice.

Thank IanHaarlem1
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great family dinner at Specktakel. Everyone at the table enjoyed their 3 course meal. The staff were very accommodating with our gluten free requirement. Highly recommend.

Thank avrilmckay72
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to spend a few hours with great food and excellent service. African and Australian meets and other surprising choices on an international and interesting menu. Loved it

Thank Paul V
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Questions & Answers
18 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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