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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 532 3841
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17:00 - 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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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This cozy restaurant looks small but, when you enter by walking inside reveals a big garden with a roof on top. Dinner and lunch year arround, staff is friendly and helpfull. Dishes are a bit strange on first sight but they work. The seve a special wine with every dish you have for a extra charge but its worth it!

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Thank SeanNL
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent food from a worldly kitchen. Hard to choose what to go for. We decided upon a 35 euro three course menu which was a lot of food. Can particularly recommend the Iberia ham for starters, just divine. Very busy on a Saturday night, ensure you have a reservation.

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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2016

While the portions appear small, we were absolutely stuffed by the end of this meal. I was also very pleased that there were vegetarian options (you need to ask the waitress for a separate menu). What I love most about this restaurant is that the menu is very unique. We ordered the "juicy" wine (cabernet), which was delicious. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank ChennaiTripper
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Definitely one of the nicer restaurants of Haarlem with a lot of different creative dishes. Quite many tables but the place fills up in the weekends

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Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We went for the Umami 6-course dinner with the accompanied wine menu. It was absolutely fabulous! The food was top class, the explanation with every course of dish & wine was very interesting, which it made the service perfect. The restaurant is extra nice in the back, it has a very holiday setting ambiance. Me and my partner think dining... More 

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Sweden
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Interesting menu from all over the world. Well preformed and very tasty. The staff were helpful and wineinterested.

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Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

It might be a little bit expensive, but great quality and pretty good dishes. Just amazing, every dish it's a new surprise, good flavours.

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Akranes, Borgarfjardarsysla, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I and my friends tried the Umami accompanied by the wine tasting. This was an experience of a lifetime. Each dish more perfect than the other. The accompanying wine was a perfect match for the dish, enhancing the taste. The presentation of the dishes and wines was superb.

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Haarlem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I ve been there like three times, every time facing the surprise menu, and always it's a great surprise. Pretty chilled ambiance, good wines and great eating experience.

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Thank Daniela M
Quincy, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had one if the top 5 meals of our life at Specktakel. The presentation was perfect and every course was a delicious surprise. Sometimes not knowing anything about a restaurant becomes one of the best rewards.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 66
Cuisine
Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?