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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 188
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Arena night

Booked this restaurant as we were going to queen concert at arena. The service was very quick and the staff were very pleasant. The good was excellent we both had garlic bread for starters and this was very good and plentiful for main I had gammon egg and trimmings my daughter had the veggie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
doyle4
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Booked this restaurant as we were going to queen concert at arena. The service was very quick and the staff were very pleasant. The good was excellent we both had garlic bread for starters and this was very good and plentiful for main I had gammon egg and trimmings my daughter had the veggie burger, my gammon was very good... More 

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kusadasi
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Service people had no smiling face,me and my colleaques had burger but we did not enjoyed because no one asked us how to be cooked and it was rare,couldnt eat and asked for another one to be done properly even it came the same.Prices are not reasonable ,we stayed there very short time and continued to eat and rink some... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

As a party of ten we had excellent service the food was lovely the view of the dock on certain tables is lovely and the waiting staff very friendly would definitely return to this restaurant

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Milton Keynes
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283 reviews 283 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Having visited here previously for lunch I also recommend this for breakfast. The service was very quick, the prices are great and the food was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Visited Liverpool for the weekend and after a busy day decided to get something to eat and made the right choice !! What's Cooking was great , the staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. Can't praise it enough. Made a great ending to our trip .

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

On a short midweek break in Liverpool we tried the different Albert Dock area restaurants in turn for evening meals, we wished we had tried this one first! Friendly service, meals served quickly and all courses were delicious. Included was the lovely view of the area from the table.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were visiting Liverpool for the Valentines weekend and were told by friends and family to try Whats Cooking,we booked in advance luckily we did as the place was packed when we arrived. We were booked for there Valentines evening meal £24.95pp we arrived 1 hour early but luckily they managed to squeeze us in early. We were seated in... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went as a family whilst visiting an event at the Albert Dock, children were hungry so went into said place, staff were very quick to get our drinks to us but waited a ridiculous time for our food order, it was not cheap wouldn't have minded bought the food tasted like microwave food and staff were a bit snotty, would... More 

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Uttoxeter
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were in Liverpool staying near the Albert Dock. We stumbled upon this place by accident as we were looking at somewhere to eat with the children. The restaurant was very busy however we didn't have to wait a long time for service. The food was decent and the staff were friendly and welcoming. I had the ribs and wings... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have visited this restaurant numerous times and always had great service until we called in on February 14th in the afternoon. Lot's of empty tables - but was told all booked ( we left after meal and tables still empty!) . We were given a bar table. We waited about 20 mins for a drink. Eventually we got our... More 

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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, 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?