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Specktakel, Haarlem
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Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM Haarlem
Average price €47



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Dietary optionsGluten free, Lactose intolerance, Vegetarian dishes
Thai asparagus tom kha
Coconut foam i thai basil i vegetable dumpling i white asparagus
Hawaiian vegetarian “tuna” poke bowl
Sticky rice i vegetarian “tuna sashimi” i avocado i seaweed
3 Course Menu €46.5
This preset menu includes: Starters + Main Courses + Desserts

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Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem
Specktakel, Haarlem



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Moderate waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Darren P.3 reviews

    October 3, 2023


    The food was great once it arrived so I would recommend. The service for drinks was slow initially as my colleagues who turned up 5 minutes after us were served drinks before we were. The wait to order was quite lengthy and when the food arrived some starters arrived 10 minutes before others. The overall experience was good, the food was worth the wait but the service wasn’t great. The restaurant did how ever give us some free drinks by way of an apology. I would recommend this place but I think we dined on an off night.

  • Sandi W.2 reviews

    September 23, 2023


    Service was a little slow, but the place was rammed, so there was a reason for it. In any case, the staff were super friendly and the food absolutely amazing so we didn't mind the wait. Best meal I've had for ages. Will definitely go back if I'm ever in haarlem again


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  • Mikko R.1 review

    May 6, 2023


    It took 1,5 h to get dessert

  • Marina i.12 reviews

    April 29, 2023


    Nice and different food with truly international menu, generous portions and very nice decor. The service was a bit slow and not always very attentive, but overall a nice experience.


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  • Diana D.13 reviews

    August 25, 2022


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

  • Rogier V.2 reviews

    June 25, 2022


    Echt werelds eten!!!

  • Marco P.1 review

    May 8, 2022


    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.8 reviews

    March 12, 2022


    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.16 reviews

    November 21, 2021


    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.1 review

    June 12, 2021


    Altijd verrassend lekker.

  • Nanno K.1 review

    August 13, 2020


    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.

  • Diana D.13 reviews

    March 7, 2020


    Cosy atmosphere and amazing food. Varied choice.

  • Sam R.

    Sam R.19 reviews

    January 24, 2020


    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.

  • - -1 review

    January 12, 2020


    Prima restaurant.Vlotte en aardige bediening

  • Peter L.14 reviews

    December 27, 2019


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

  • Darran B.

    Darran B.2 reviews

    November 22, 2019


    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 !


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  • Bart B.25 reviews

    October 11, 2019


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

  • Peter L.14 reviews

    October 8, 2019


    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.

  • Marta H.6 reviews

    September 17, 2019


    Excellent. Loved combinations of flavors.

  • - -1 review

    September 12, 2019


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

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Opening time
Open today

05:30 PM - 12:00 AM
05:30 PM - 12:00 AM
05:30 PM - 12:00 AM
05:30 PM - 12:00 AM
05:00 PM - 12:00 AM

How to get to the restaurant

Spekstraat 4, 2011 HM, Haarlem, Netherlands

Additional information

Paid parking in the neighborhood

Grote Markt, Haarlem Centrum,

About the restaurant

The kitchen of the world

Dining here is a spectacle on itself (translation of Specktakel). Here it is possible to order a table with a lot of small dishes and taste the worldly kitchen of the restaurant. You'd better not be in a hurry when arriving here and enjoy the whole night of treats and nice wines. In the summer you will enjoy the light roof and in the winter you can sit around the fi


, Contemporary cuisine, , , Fine Dining, , Garden, , , Romantic, , Valentine's Day, Gluten free, , Vegetarian dishes


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