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) #1 of 268 Restaurants in Haarlem $$ - $$$ Asian, , International
Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Asian, Australian, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank janceeslesage
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Had a nice meal here. Must say that we had quite high expectations from reading the positive reviews. Were a tad dissapointed. The food was nice but was missing just a bit of refinement. They use quite a lot of overpowering flavours like curry, which...More

Thank BackpackMonkeys
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very tasty food and big variety of dishes. They also include gluten free options for celiacs. I recommend this restaurant if you are in Haarlem.

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Thank frdimonaco
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were 4 people at this restaurant. The menu was quite unique with a variety of interpretation to many international dishes. We ordered 4 different dishes - and most of them were very good. All were nicely presented.

Thank Iris2Israel
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Because of the exchange rate with the pound this is not a cheap restaurant (about 110 euros for three courses with a bottle of wine for two), but I'd recommend it because the menu is interesting and different and the food was definitely good, tasty...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Had a great dinner at Specktakel - 3courses for €35. Very interesting combinations which worked well. Around the world starter with five different mini starters, lamb and the Thai sorbets for pudding. Thorougly enjoyed all courses it. Husband had Korean BBQ pork sticks starter, ostrich...More

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I went back here with my aunt and uncle as they didn't know the restaurant yet. Although the menu hadn't changed that much I found the choice of menu rather varied. The choice for vegans is pretty limited though. This restaurant prides itself on serving...More

Thank Maarten B
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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
USD 17 - USD 66
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, 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
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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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