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“Creative dining that's worth a try”
Review of Specktakel

Specktakel
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Ranked #7 of 370 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$66
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
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....
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We were not game enough to try the umami menu but we were not disappointed with the menu choices we went for. The food was delicious, creatively presented and quickly served. The sommelier / waiter was really good. He gave us another option for the wine but we stuck with our original choice (regrettably). This will certainly be worth another visit for us as there are so many dishes yet to be tried. I am certain they will all be incredible.

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1  Thank Ivy B
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Visited based on the reviews I read here and was not disappointed! The food was superb, both presentation and quality. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable and very helpful with selecting wines etc.

We had the 4-course Umami and my only regret was not ordering the 6-course, a must try if in Haarlem in my opinion!

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1  Thank pzrafdal
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The ever changing menu, the fabulous service, and the exotic selection of wine and food make this a place which I love to return to over and over again.
Any occasion (and sometimes no occasion at all) is a great excuse to visit and try what they have to offer for the season.
The restaurant looks small from the front, but has an expansive interior and lovely terrace in the back which is also covered and heated in winter.
Inexpensive compared to any similar style offerings, The standard 3 course menu is only a little over 30 euro and even the 6 course "Umami" tasting menu is not that much more.
Even more challenging dietary requirements never seem to be a bother either.
All round I couldn't recommend this restaurant more. The only possible downside is that they do not always have tables free and you may have to book, but I have also dropped in and had a table with no issues - Change favours the prepared and you would not want to miss out by not having called first.
Enjoy!

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1  Thank Rae H
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

In this restaurant they specialize in going around the world in a three course meal..
A starter from Japan, a main course from France, a desert from south Africa.. Combine as much as you can.. You will not get broke.
Young staff, great little garden..

1  Thank Charles K
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We went to Specktakel on a recommendation from a Haarlem resident and were not disappointed. The staff have excellent coeliac awareness and there were many gluten free options available. The food is pretty different and also delicious so our evening was a great experience. It's also quite a relaxed atmosphere. Very nice indeed, we will return when we are next in Haarlem.

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2  Thank purplejoe
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