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What's Cooking

Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
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Ranked #283 of 1,046 restaurants in Liverpool
Price range: $32 - $63
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Bus service directly to the Albert Dock one minute walk to restaurant front entrance
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.
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65% Recommend
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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We hadn't booked and this restaurant was busy at 6.30pm on a Saturday. The menu is a sort of Tex/Mex mix, with kebabs thrown in! We ate nachos to share followed by kebabs and steak fajitas. The food was relatively cheap (£14 for the Kebabs and £15 for the fajitas) but the service was poor. We waited a long time... More

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188 reviews 188 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ended up in here by default as Smugglers Cove was full. This place tends to have a lot of special offers on line, so I think that the “walk up” menu price is pretty pricey for what it is. However the service was excellent, with waiting on staff making a fuss of our two whingey kids, food and drinks coming... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Tastiest burger I've ever had! Staff attentive and helpful.Lovely atmosphere and fun place. No hesitation in recommending

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We are staying at the Holiday Inn Express next door & got a 20% off coupon off meals here. I had a cheese burger & my dad had the baby back ribs. Both were great and hit the spot. Typical American style restaurant with burgers, ribs & Rex-mex. Nice lunch time spot. Would go back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Admitedly we went on the hottest day of the year however if one restaurant needed air conditioning it was this one. I would probably have ranked it higher than I have because of other than the heat issue it was pretty good. The service was really good something that trip advisor reviews had led to a slight worry on my... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great staff! Loved our cocktails in the sun! I got the fried chicken and BBQ sauce which was amazing I wanted more! We sat outside on the decking which is great! Would defiantly come again! Only thing was we was waiting a while for our bill at least 15 minutes! But that was the only down side

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here this week having lunch. I needed the gluten free menu which was lovely. Service good and friendly. When the food arrived it was delicious. Have to say a little on the expensive side, but because food was so good, didn't mind paying. Nice venue overlooking the boats. Well worth a visit.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Had a Pop Eye Salad here and couple of drinks, average price, nice service, would go again next time we visited Liverpool.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite; sat outside and ended up enjoying a couple of hours there with excellent food and good cocktails.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

All in all a good experience. ... four of us called for lunch .. service was prompt one of us ordered the cheese burger very nice and tasty .. I ordered the chicken club sandwich .. The piece of chicken was big and moist ... and worked well on the toasted drown bap .. one of us had the soup... More

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