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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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“hummus” (3 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
“fried squid” (2 reviews)
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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 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 25 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Went for business with 15 people so had to have a set meal but was very impressed and good value. They matched the wine perfectly.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We went here based on all the great trip advisor reviews. We were disappointed to find it was not a moderately priced restaurant .. 35 per person and 30 for bottle of wine meant we would spend minimum 100 euro for two people. The meals...More

Thank Fasteata
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We went here because of the trip advisor ranking (no 1 in Haarlem). We were seated in the back (hothouse?!) even though the restaurant was empty and wondered why... The food was diverse. We had the three-course-menu and were really pleased with the first course....More

Thank Katharina S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed very friendly and started off with nice bread and hummus / nut mix. Drinks were ok, could be a bit more variation in beers. Food good but I think too spicy in order to ensure the differences between the various world kitchens.....More

Thank Marcus_NL1234
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We hosted a dinner party here for a group of about 16 people. They put us into our own small room in the back of the restaurant. The wait staff were very attentive and the service was prompt. The menu features some unusual foods. I...More

Thank Tamara N
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Questions & Answers
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
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  • 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, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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