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What's Cooking

Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
01517072023
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Ranked #290 of 1,166 Restaurants in Liverpool
Price range: $32 - $63
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar, 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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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Visited many times over the years, still comparable to any others in vicinity. Staff helpful (full for lunch) and quick to take drink and food order. Food took a little longer than expected but well presented and hot. Young grandson had childs meal, which was adequate. An enduring, family friendly, average value for money restaurant, in a fab location.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Now, i must say i dont normally write reviews, however this visit to Whats cooking deserves nothing less. Visited Whats cooking on New Years eve 2014 with my my brother his wife and little man (6), my lovely Mrs and 3 kids (2,8 and 11). We were expecting a nice burger and chips but the meal we recieved far exceeded... More 

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London
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Had an early dinner at around 6 o'clock one evening recently. The restaurant was quiet and I was served promptly. The food - crab cakes with mango and pineapple salsa to start followed by sirloin steak and fries - was good, albeit a little expensive at £28 including a regular soft drink. The location is pleasant overlooking the Albert Dock.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Visited this morning as missed our hotel breakfast! Greeted by lovely staff, very helpful. Offered a choice of seating which is always a bonus. We have been given ample time to pick our breakfast and didn't feel pushed or rushed into ordering. Food was DELICIOUS served very quickly! I love the "American Diner" style of the venue and the fact... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Always go with hubby and children, reasonable priced and kids love the nintendos !!! food is lovely and staff always helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The look of the menu (online) put me off, so I wasn't sure about going to this restaurant at first but I was very pleased once I go there. Looks good inside, clean and staff very helpful. Food was lovely and lots of it. Left very full and happy with my whole experience at what's cooking.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good service. Excellent food at a reasonable price. I would recommend the tomato soup and the bacon stack burger.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not sure if it was because it was a Sunday but the service was incredibly slow. This is by no way a picky review as I don't really expect in ANY restaurant to be given the desert menu and then left for 30 mins before any acknowledgement. There where other issues but this was the most annoying. Food was great

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liverpool
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We called in on a Tuesday night for a bite to eat before we went next door for a few bears. Service was good and the food not bad. I had the ribs and salt and peeper chicken wings and i enjoyed them. What i can not get my head round is it being served on a wooden block. By... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Late lunch with some friends. A couple of beers and a scooby snack, good fun place to eat at lunch time on a Friday to set up a great weekend. A bit pricey but it's a tourist centre so what would one expect.

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Additional Information about What's Cooking

Address: Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
Phone Number: 01517072023
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool
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
Average Prices: USD 32 - 63
Cuisine: Bar, Grill

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