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What's Cooking

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Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
Bus service directly to the Albert Dock one minute walk to restaurant front entrance
01517072023
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The award winning, What's Cooking?, sits on the historic Albert Dock...
The award winning, What's Cooking?, sits on the historic Albert Dock overlooking Liverpool's Three Graces. Conjuring a menu compiled of local sources, What's Cooking? offers a mixture of Mexican and American cuisine. Serving excellent food since 1978, this laid back restaurant brings a contemporary décor to its Grade I-listed setting at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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  • 54
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good portions

Nice friendly greeting when we arrived & we were seated overlooking the dock. We were hungry after our walk around Albert Dock & were pleased to see a great choice of comfort food on the menu. We selected home made burgers with different toppings & fries- really delicious & filling. Served on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jan R
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Formby, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

visited this evening @6.30pm it was a very busy night as Paloma Faith was in concert @ the Echo Arena- not only we were seen to quickly but the food,service & staff were exceptional! Sarah the Manager & Jodie the waitress were amazing! Thank you to all involved we will definitely return! Thanks again cheers xx

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited this great place for the second time for lunch prior to a show at the Echo Arena as it's 2 minutes door to door, yet again a fantastic meal and service was enjoyed. Unable to book online but they said call in on day and happily they did fit us in for a 1pm lunch. Lovely outdoor eating area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had the most amazing, tasty and huge goats cheese and caramalised onion burger imaginable. Called a Big Billy I think it was. Don't know Liverpool and had booked a table on line in advance. Occasion was my daughter taking me as a Xmas present to see Paloma Faith at the Echo arena on the 24th March and staying in a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I stumbled on this place a few weeks ago as I was on a course in the Holidays in Express and i kept coming back. I was very impressed with the quality of the food and the service. As it was lunch I ordered the lunch special. in this case soup and a sandwich. I can honestly say it was... More 

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Formby, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice friendly greeting when we arrived & we were seated overlooking the dock. We were hungry after our walk around Albert Dock & were pleased to see a great choice of comfort food on the menu. We selected home made burgers with different toppings & fries- really delicious & filling. Served on a brioche bun with the special What's Cooking... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After seeing a show we ate at WC we had booked in advance but arrived 40 minutes early although they were very busy our table was avaliable and we was seated with no fuss. The staff were all very busy but organised the food was very good and also good value. View of albert docks was nice too. Definitely recommend!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We saw loads of lovely looking restaurants as we were walking around but this one looked nice and the price was reasonable. We were seated straightaway. Service was really fast and the food was delicious. I ordered the brownie for dessert but the portion was so big I couldn't eat it all. Nice decor and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Part of the Albert Dock complex the interior has preserved the original cobbled floor and looks out into the dock. The menu was inviting and I had their rack of ribs, a side of onion rings and a large house red. The ribs were cooked to perfection, the meat just fell off the bones. The onion rings were not greasy,... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My partner and I were visiting Albert Dock following a ferry àcross by the Mersey when we chanced upon this restaurant, on entering the establishment we were greeted by a very pleasant young lady and then we were served by an equally pleasant young lady, when our meal arrived we could not fault the food, it was well cooked and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Do not go there I would rather starve and give money to charity. Burger small unappetising needs a complete overhaul dark and dirty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
  • Public Transportation: Bus service directly to the Albert Dock one minute walk to restaurant front entrance
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: 01517072023

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 63
  • Cuisine: Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The award winning, What's Cooking?, sits on the historic Albert Dock overlooking Liverpool's Three Graces. Conjuring a menu compiled of local sources, What's Cooking? offers a mixture of Mexican and American cuisine. Serving excellent food since 1978, this laid back restaurant brings a contemporary décor to its Grade I-listed setting at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?