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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 88
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  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place !

Been here a few times when we have stayed in Liverpool , it's right on Albert Dock and right next to the holiday In and premier in. And opposite the echo arena ! We had the lunch special 2 courses 13.95 and was well worth it!! Hubby had nachos to start I had soup (both faultless) and mains he had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
VickyB1905
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is really good value for money, you will not leave hungry! Excellent service and the menu offers a wide variety. It was midweek , 2 for 2 cocktails on offer ! Brilliant. Friendly atmoshphere and family orientated

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I decided to try this restaurant an the starter was amazing...the waitress was a little slow with our drinks...and the main meal although very tasty had a little to much cheese for myself...but it wasn't bad

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Whilst stopping next door at a hotel. We went to this bar prior to our night out at the echo. We 6 of us had a meal and we had no complaints. The steaks were cooked to order and the burgers were quality made. The staff made us Welcome and we had good banter with them all. The owner also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been here a few times when we have stayed in Liverpool , it's right on Albert Dock and right next to the holiday In and premier in. And opposite the echo arena ! We had the lunch special 2 courses 13.95 and was well worth it!! Hubby had nachos to start I had soup (both faultless) and mains he had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

visited whats cooking on bank holiday Monday. it was very busy but service was not compromised. Seated quickly outside at our requested in their lovely garden dining area. drinks arrived fairly fast. Ordered a big sharing combo for 2 of us, and this was plenty, food is delicious and generous sizes. Lovely lunch as a family.

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Liverpool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Albert Dock Liverpool , great breakfast but dear prices , can't fault the place in any way apart from slightly inflated tourist places , worth a visit on pay day maybe

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were seated at the window so had a great view of the Albert Dock. The food was amazing. The chicken burrito was huge and came with Mexican rice, nachos, salsa and sour cream and was great. Chicken fajitas equally good with huge portions and very tasty. Didn't have room for dessert so can't comment on this. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited What's cooking with 9 friends on a celebration weekend in Liverpool. The restaurant is stunning, the food fabulous and the service outstanding.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited today for lunch with our toddler. Food was terrible. Chicken was pink 1 end and burnt the other. Ordered fish fingers off children's menu which were all stringy. The little one choked trying to swallow them which was lucky I was watching him eat as you wouldn't have heard him as music was so loud! After finding the fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The best coffee and breakfast on the dock with friendly staff. Very clean and quick service. Will come back!

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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?