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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, 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
  • 89
    Average
  • 61
    Poor
  • 52
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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
Don't walk on by......

We were staying at Albert Dock for four nights and walked passed this restaurant on a number of occasions before venturing in. What put us off going in initially was the burger bar style appearance but we couldn't have been more wrong. We visited for both breakfast and evening meal and on both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Joanne C
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On a visit to What's Cooking, Liverpool, myself and my Husband had a most enjoyable experience. We had the soup, a share platter with sides and a dessert. The food was delicious, hot and very well presented. The staff were lovely and the Manager even went into the kitchen and freshly made us 2 bowls of tomato soup (as the... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying at Albert Dock for four nights and walked passed this restaurant on a number of occasions before venturing in. What put us off going in initially was the burger bar style appearance but we couldn't have been more wrong. We visited for both breakfast and evening meal and on both occasions the restaurant was clean and tidy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We chose the restaurant for lunch and weren't disappointed. The soup and hot wrap special was very tasty and excellent value. Staff were very friendly and there when we needed them. What more can you need. Thank you.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch, early afternoon, 4 people, service was very good, staff friendly and food was fine. Would use again when we go to the area. The soup & wrap combination was good value, one down 500ml bottle bitter £5.50, a bit pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I read a few reviews about this place before I wrote this and I can only say we had a great experience. Popped in for lunch on Monday 27th July with hubby and baby. They found us a good spot to accommodate pram and even offered to put it safe if we wanted to move it. Within minutes we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food was good and the portions are MASSIVE! had four cocktails and it came to over £35 but they are tasty. the staff are friendly but a little slow and it wasn't even that busy. it didn't put me off tho I would defiantly go again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

well disapointed with this place. probably the most miserable staff i have ever experienced! food wasnt the best standard either. dry chicken sandwich - definitely wont recommend! one good thing i have to give them are cocktails that were nice. thats about it... waited 15 minutes for a bill, and further 10 to get someone to take a payment... eventually... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is more set up for doing private parties - the service is awful and the menu is even worse. A lot of fried food with batter on virtually everything - not the best by a long long stretch. You would not be doing yourself a disservice if you passed on this one.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My daughter chose to celebrate her 17th birthday with five of her friends at this venue 23 July 2015. She returned home very upset at the behaviour of the waitresses who stared constantly at her group and made it quite clear they were making comments about their group. My daughter and her party were made to feel very uncomfortable by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Came on a Sunday afternoon and we got a table straight away,the service was excellent and very attentive,we ordered nachos for starters and they were really nice,big portion and very tasty,we all ordered burgers and when they came they looked delicious but how wrong we were,the burger was tasteless and dry,would never come back again,very disappointed is an understatement

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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, Pub

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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, Pub

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?