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Specktakel: Food from all over the world

How about Crocodile Dundee salad, South African butternut King mussels, Californian rare grill tuna tataki, Caribbean fruit soup ......
The list goes on. It's just food from all over the world.

When I revisited Haarlem in 2014 I was pleased to see the restaurant was still there.

Business hours:
Mo-Su: 5:30PM - 10PM

Favorite Dish Greek-sigara
New Zealand's lamb roast
Mississippi Mudcake

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Feb 01, 2015

Specktakel: international

open: from 17:00 ; kitchen open till 22:00 hour
Lunch: from 12:00 till 16:00 hour only on saturday.
nice dishes with food.

Favorite Dish i had a combination menu for 25 euro
first (see picture)
Japanese red tuna carpaccio
thais roasted duckbrest
mississippi mudcake

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Apr 04, 2011

Specktakel: Outstanding

Although from the United States, I make it a point to visit colleagues and friends in the Netherlands on a nearly annual basis. When my travels take me to Haarlem--which they invariably do--I will always stop with guests for a meal here. The food is outstanding, the service friendly but not intrusive, and the prices very reasonable.

Apr 23, 2008

Specktakel: The world's most tasty dishes on your plate.

I like this restaurant a lot.

It's situated in the old town center and it has a very nice garden behind the building. Just ask and they will show you.

The (waiting) personnel is very friendly. They won't disappoint you.

They serve dishes from all over the world for example: Australian Kangaroo beef, Japanese duck, Thai smokey butterfish and Marrocan Lambracks. The menu changes every couple of months.

Also the deserts are very spectaculair. And over all: You'll get enough food.

The dishes are served in a very spectaculair way. For example: Lot's of Japanese dishes are served in a authentic Japanese "steambasket"

They have a wine menu as well. You can choose from lot's of different wine's from all over the world for example South African wine. But they also serve other drinks like sangria, sake, Thai, Japanes and Australian beer.

A three course menu starts at Euro 25,00.

Favorite Dish My favorite dish at the moment is Australian lemon peppered roo-burger. It's a kangaroo burger with garlicbread, bushpeppersalsa and rocket leaves. But as I allready said, the menu changes every couple of months.

I like this dish so much because it's very spicey and the combination of the diverse ingredients is very special.

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Nov 27, 2003
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Brooklyned (VT name, his name is Ed) was my partner at table and a talkative pleasant one, who clearly loved the Dutch food and felt very at ease with VT friends he had never seen or heard of before.......

He is from New York...........

We had a great dinner, lots of fun and isn't that what meetings are for??

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Oct 16, 2003

Restaurant Specktakel: some of the dishes you get served

In the very heart of Haarlem city, you will find this resto with its varied international cuisine.
You can have a combined meal at the price of 25 Euro.

Favorite Dish My mean dish was South African antilope roastbeaf, with sweet potatoes and peanuts and fine green beans.
In one sentence: it was delicious!

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Jul 31, 2003

Specktakel: International cuisine

Het specktakel is an international restaurant with dishes from Africa, America, Australia...
Every 2 months they change their menu.
You can have a combined menu for a fixed price of 25 Euro.

I can highly recomend this restaurant!

Favorite Dish I think I will have to show that in a next tip!

Thanks to Martin where I found the website address!
(so have a look at his page too!)

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Jul 31, 2003

Specktakel: Great all around the world oriented restaurant

Every two months the menu in this restaurant changes. There is a great choice in international oriented dishes. They range from South Africa, Australia and Japan. Everyne will find something they like. You can choose 3 courses for a set price of €25.00. Which is a very good deal, since the price of a starter and a main course together is also €25.00, so basically you get the dessert for free! All the dishes are very well presented on plates that represent a country. You can take a look in the travelogues to see how some dishes are served or take a look at the restaurants internet page.

Favorite Dish The menu I had was:
-Japanese red tuna carpaccio
-South African antiloop-roastbeef
-Carribean fruit soup

Everything tasted truly marvelous and I can recommend this restaurant to anyone for a great culinary experience!

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Jul 24, 2003
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"Haarlem - City of Flowers"
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"Between us, I prefer Haarlem to Amsterdam."
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"An Easy Day Trip From Amsterdam Central"
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This place is extremely fine, a real surprise!
We were seated around a large table, writing cards (many!) talking and drinking while waiting for one of the waitresses.

In the meantime we had time to have a look around and impolite or not, I always want to have a good look, how else can I tell about the place??

There is s summer "binnentuin", large patio with 50 seats.

OPEN: it is opened daily!

Price: 3 course diner 25 eur (dexcl. drinks)

Favorite Dish They always offer you a 3 course menue and for each course you can choose from quite a list of dishes with the most funny names like: Crocodile Dundee Salad
South African butternut kingmussel
Greek sigara these are all starters..

S. African Antilope steak
Thay duck breast
Californian rare grilled tuna tataki etc...

Mississippi mudcake
Crème Amarula
Carribean fruitsoup
Lemonello tiramisu


There is also a VEGGIE card and on request special diet dishes..

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May 24, 2003

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Getting to Specktakel


Spekstraat 4


  • Sunday 17:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 17:30 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 to 22:00
  • Thursday 17:30 to 22:00
  • Friday 17:30 to 22:00
  • Saturday 17:00 to 22:00