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What's Cooking?

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Bar, British, Grill
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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • 289
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 111
    Average
  • 65
    Poor
  • 58
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth a visit

We had our meal on a busy Friday night. The staff were friendly prompt and helpful. Our steaks were cooked perfectly to our request. The overall cost of the meal with a bottle of wine was not to expensive. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
William H
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Worksop
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiance and I were looking for somewhere to eat after an afternoon at The Beatles Story. We wandered round the Albert Dock looking at the various bars and restaurants on offer. We chose whats cooking as it was a little busier than a few others and had a nice varied menu. The Nacho starts wasreally tasty, it was also... More 

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Thank Jimmybash
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended this restaurant after a matinee show at the Liverpool Echo Arena. It was very busy so we expected a long wait for food.We ordered a beer and a glass of red wine, I remarked to my husband that the wine had a very sharp taste to it on finishing it I found the bottom of the glass covered... More 

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Thank lamajor700
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The venue overlooks the Albert Dock so as long as you don't mind passers by seeing you eat, a window seat is a must for the view. We ordered the house burgers and a side order of ribs and chicken wings. The meals arrived quickly and looked very appertising. The burger was tasty enough, but the accompanying BBQ ribs lacked... More 

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Thank GaryF2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited what's cooking tonight with family and I can honestly say it was the best service I have received in a long time. It's a rarity to find outstanding waitress service nowadays. We were served by two ladies called Georgie and Sarah S, I have never met more genuine, helpful waitresses who were so happy to help! I would... More 

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Thank Ashleigh S
Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with my husband on Saturday night. Food was absolutely fantastic, cocktail was amazing. Good service and would recommend.

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Thank LAURA R
Worksop
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our meal on a busy Friday night. The staff were friendly prompt and helpful. Our steaks were cooked perfectly to our request. The overall cost of the meal with a bottle of wine was not to expensive. Well worth a visit.

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Thank William H
Wirral, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited here several times now, the do a pre-concert menu which is tasty and good value. However if its an event that is suitable for children the restaurant can be very full and noisy

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Thank janet t
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A reasonable breakfast selection. Good portions setting us up for the day. Friendly staff and nice quick service.

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Thank gillygotravel
Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived without a booking on a busy night and were able to be squeezed in. The staff were really friendly, the atmosphere was good and the food was great and plentiful. You're very unlikely to leave hungry or dissatisfied.

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Thank free_umi
Neston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in for Friday 22 Jan off to a concert so trying to look at menus offers etc. Links not working not a great experience so far. Hope the real experience is as good as previous visits. Will do a site review tomorrow

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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, British, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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

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