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Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem


Reviews - Specktakel

Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM HaarlemSee map

Average price €45

Vegetarian Menu €44.5


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  • Diana D.
    Diana D.

    August 25, 202213 reviews


    Good variation of international food, nice ambience in the garden (binnentuin).

  • Rogier V.
    Rogier V.

    June 25, 20222 reviews


    Echt werelds eten!!!

  • Marco P.
    Marco P.

    May 8, 20221 review


    Restaurant was bigger than expected as there is also additional space at the back. We took the 4 course surprise menu and although this restaurant is known for their particular meat dishes there was only one meat dish with this course, that was a pity. The wines that came with the dishes were very good and well explained. The seconds dish, a curry soup, didn't fit with the rest. It tasted ok. Service was good, they just had a problem with the pin machines. At the end a nice diner. But next time we will try the a la carte menu, cause it looks there are great dishes on there to try.

  • Elise B.
    Elise B.

    March 12, 20228 reviews


    Wonderful meal; no problem to adjust for my food allergy; excellent friendly and attentive service. Flavours and quality of food very good for the price


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  • Natascia L.
    Natascia L.

    November 21, 202116 reviews


    The place is located in the centre of Haarlem, the good atmosphere .and great service. The food was delicious, the flavours combinations were perfect!

  • Susi L.

    June 12, 20211 review


    Altijd verrassend lekker.

  • Nanno K.
    Nanno K.

    August 13, 20201 review


    Not as good as we were used to. While normally they always are able to surprise us, they weren’t able to do so. I trust it will be better again next time.

  • Thiltges M.
    Thiltges M.

    June 28, 20201 review


    Great dinner great place great ratio quality to price And plus good vegetarian options. Can definitely recommend. It was thoughtfully executed and made with attention to detail.

  • Diana D.
    Diana D.

    March 7, 202013 reviews


    Cosy atmosphere and amazing food. Varied choice.

  • Sam R.
    Sam R.

    January 24, 202019 reviews


    The food here is stunning. Think low priced fine dining. We loved the flavour combinations and the UMAMI dishes do exactly what they say on the menu. Only one problem... slow, sporadic service. OK sure, it was a Friday evening but our section was mostly coffees, desserts, and drinkers by the time we got our starter. By the time our main arrived, we had been at the table for 85 minutes. The starter and drinks were relatively fast so once the ball got rolling we expected a rhythm to the meal delivery that never took hold. We were offered more drinks as our starter was collected but as we were half way through the drinks we said no. We weren't asked again for around half an hour. I believe the problem comes down to organisation, our waiter kept changing so they couldn't possibly know where we were in the meal and get that rhythm right. All in all, I would say you must try it, but still, paying 80 to 120 for two 3 course meals should still guarantee service with consistent attentiveness.

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    January 12, 20201 review


    Prima restaurant.Vlotte en aardige bediening

  • Peter L.

    December 27, 201914 reviews


    As always the food and the service at Specktakel was first class.

  • Darran B.
    Darran B.

    November 22, 20192 reviews


    Amazing / verbazingwekkend Booked in a table in advance and recommend you do the same. A warm welcome greeted us as we entered this buzzing restaurant, with a big smile from the host we were shown to our table. The atmosphere was great and decor sets the mood. All the front of house staff were friendly, professional and most of all welcoming. Orders were taken swiftly and the experience made the best start to our Anniversary weekend. Now the important bit ! The food. Wow wow wow. All three course packed with flavour, perfectly executed and presentation was 1st class. Recommend the Chinese BBQ Pork Buns, soft steamed bun, Sweet & sour cucumber, Honey Hoi Sin and crunchy peanut. Also the Crudo and Grissini Sweet Tomates, Creamy Buffalo, Salty Ham with explosions of Balsamic Pearls. I rightly or wrong also picked the Wagyu Pork as main (2 pork dishes) but blown away and I would visit again just for the Wagyu Pork enough said ! The other main was Lebanese Lemon Chicken the whole plate gave the full taste of the Middle East. Finally dessert course, Warm Portuguese Custard Tart beautiful and Deep Fried Cookie Dough. But not together !! Highly recommend this restaurant but make sure you book !

  • Esther P.
    Esther P.

    November 1, 201916 reviews



  • Bart B.
    Bart B.

    October 11, 201925 reviews


    Coming here for over 10 years and have never been disappointed with both food and service!

  • Peter L.

    October 8, 201914 reviews


    My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant many times and the variety of dishes on the menu never fails to amaze us. The restaurant is always busy so booking is advised.

  • Gary h.
    Gary h.

    September 29, 20193 reviews


    Always great here, lovely food and they put a lot of effort into the wines. I like that they routinely feature less common meats on the plate. Surprise menu is always the good kind of surprise.

  • Marta H.

    September 17, 20196 reviews


    Excellent. Loved combinations of flavors.

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    September 12, 20191 review


    Perfect service, excellent food , extremelly delicious , compliments to the chefs Would come here again, definitely recommend The australian dish was awesome

  • Astrid V.

    July 9, 20197 reviews


    Echt top!

  • - -

    June 23, 20191 review


    Kom terug

  • Reynand Jay C.
    Reynand Jay C.

    May 3, 201952 reviews


    The food was delicious and the staff was great! Will definitely be coming back!

  • Loek W.

    March 23, 20191 review


    excellent and suprising kitchen a little bit the feeling that we had to free the table at a certain moment.

  • Richard B.
    Richard B.

    March 1, 201914 reviews


    Vergeetachtige bediening, bij elke gang de verkeerde gerechten

  • Rob D.

    November 27, 20181 review



  • Dieter H.

    September 22, 20181 review


    All in all my favorite restaurant in Haarlem

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    September 18, 20181 review


    This restaurant is first rate all around. The food is special, and one of the top meals we've had in any restaurant. Service also great.

  • Garth M.

    September 11, 20183 reviews


    Fantastic variety, great flavours- incredible presentation

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    September 3, 20181 review


    Great food and restaurant. Had a delicious Angus rump steak with a nice red wine. The rest of our dishes were also delicious. Staff was friendly and polite.

  • Anja S.

    August 24, 20186 reviews


    Nice cosy restaurante with different global dishes adapted to a dutch style of cooking. Food is nice but would prefer if they kept the dishes really traditional. A ceviche should not have a cream texture!

  • - -

    August 11, 20182 reviews


    Great atmosphere.

  • Maxim v.
    Maxim v.

    August 9, 20182 reviews


    If you really want to join a delicious and original meal, especially when you can enjoy a good glass of wine. This place is for you. The restaurant looks a bit big and “chainlike”, but don’t be mistaken. The kitchen puts out delicious meals. The wine arrangement definitely is something you should add to the meal.

  • Maryann H.

    July 23, 20181 review


    Wonderful food, great service. The courtyard has a lovely atmosphere. The only negative is how tightly the tables are squeezed in. It was awkward for the staff and customers.

  • JennyPenny L
    JennyPenny L

    May 19, 20189 reviews


    Verrassend lekker!

  • David S.

    April 21, 20186 reviews


    Excellent restaurant.. South African cuisine was exellent.. I had the Ostrich . very well presented. Good Value and fine wine list!

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    January 5, 20182 reviews



  • - -

    December 30, 20171 review


    It was a really exciting experience. We enjoyed the evening. Service was good. We will come back

  • - -

    December 8, 20172 reviews


    Alles Top!

  • Daisy Y.

    April 22, 20175 reviews


    Cozy place. I like the decor of the yard and main dish is nicely done with different flavor from countries. Also dessert is very delicious.

  • Laurens k.

    March 6, 20171 review


    Good service, I have a cashewnut allergy I forgot to tell them about and they replaced it in no time with another dish. And overall the service was great.

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