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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Thalwil, Switzerland
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant is a very nice surprise with a mix of food from every part of the world. I ate a very good fillet and nice appetizers.

Thank andreasY6095UO
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't normially write reviews for restaurants but Specktakel deserves it, the food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere and staff really add to the experience! I highly recommend the veal carpaccio and Korean prawns and squid!!! Highly recommend the restaurant if you are in Haarlem or nearby!!

Thank Charlotte S
Lima, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant. The service was good. And the food was great. We had a four course menu each with its own wine. Excellent!

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Thank Adriana M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

They do a three course menu you can build from one each of an appetizer, main and desesrt. I was not doing any carbs at the time so they allowed me to choose two mains instead and took all of the starchy sweet things off and replaced them with options I could enjoy. he Iberico pork chop is unbelievably good..plenty... More 

Thank daddynuke
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

When in Haarlem check this restaurant: especially the amumi menu, based on the fifth taste. Enjoy even more with the wine arrangement. Great staff very knowingly completes a wonderful evening!

Thank Bas V
Parksville, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We tried Specktakel based on others' reviews and enjoyed every single dish that we ordered. We were walk-ins and were able to get a table at around 7pm but it was fillig up fast with reservations. My husband and I chose the 3 course meals and each made different choices and all of them were a treat to the palate... More 

Thank TriExploring
Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Best restaurant i ever visited, amazing food, better wine. Great service. Overal experience 5 stars!

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Thank a_vanoort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great service,high quality food,good menu,affordable offer,delicious meals.And of course good wine! Enjoyed our family dinner so much

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Thank zeyneepozcelik
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The menu has a variety of exotic items, the portions are large and very tasty. Good service. The location is also very nice, just beside the ancient St. Bavo church. When we were there the carillon of the church was playing which gave a special ambiance to it all.

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Thank Erick1955
Mons, Belgium
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I rarely give out a 5 star review, but this restaurant was excellent. We had ostrich and swordfish. Both were prepared very well. All of the food was tasty. Portions were sizable and reasonably priced compared to restaurants of lesser quality in Amsterdam. If you're an adventurous eater, I highly recommend Specktakel.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 66
Seafood, European, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?