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What's Cooking

Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
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Ranked #286 of 1,153 Restaurants in Liverpool
Price range: $32 - $63
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Had a burger and platter meal it was nice ribs didnt have much taste but overall it was nice and would come again..

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Selby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ate here for lunch with friends. I had the chicken club sandwich with sweet potato fries. The food was ok, nothing special. A bit messy to eat! Watch out for the service charge added onto your bill. We noticed it and asked for it to be removed, which they did without any argument.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

In liverpool with my son and staying in Albert Dock Area.decided to try what's cooking,what a disappointment,service really poor we were served by five different people,waited twenty minutes for starters and then another 35 min for main course,and in all that time no one offered us a second drink!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I purchased a afternoon tea from groupon for a 21st birthday suprise at whats cooking. On groupon it showed a picture of petite little sandwiches and cream cake, when i received this it was spicy barmcakes covered in a hot sauce. The cakes when mr kipling cakes cut in half and the whole meal was just a huge disappiontment.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

friday evening and pre arena visit, so very busy, cold welcome and waitress were over stretched. but friendly enough the food was very bland and not very good value for money even on special offer so expected better

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After a whole day of sightseeing, dining at What's Cooking was pleasant repose. The drinks choice was awesome and the food was tasty. The only negative wa that the food was a tad too salty for my liking, but I guess that is relative... Vegetarians and children well catered for :) We were happy as the staff members made an... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After a 3hr drive we arrived about 9pm. With little hope we wondered from the hotel looking for some decent food! Been valentines day we were not hopeful! We came across this lovely little place! Food was great for the price Staff quite grumpy!

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Roslin, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Actually for a burger it was pretty good. BUT....only 1 out 4 wine by the glass was available ......so why list the other three....and considering there was a bevvy of staff the service was lacklustre, which I am afraid made the food lacklustre. More attentiveness would have got a three, ...... I suppose it was a Monday and it was... More 

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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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