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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, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 224
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    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 58
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  • 48
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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
Stumbled upon this gem

During the weekend of the three queens visiting Liverpool we were looking for somewhere to eat around 4pm in the albert dock area. As it was so busy, all eateries were fully booked with queues out the doors, some would only have tables available at 10pm that evening. We carried on looking and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Scousewife74
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Families with children
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Went to whats cooking last thursday 28th may. In the morning we had a warm scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea, our son alfie had a chocolate milkshake with cream on top it looked amazing. After shopping for a further four hours we went back for evening lunch, i can only say it was amazing food,... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

During the weekend of the three queens visiting Liverpool we were looking for somewhere to eat around 4pm in the albert dock area. As it was so busy, all eateries were fully booked with queues out the doors, some would only have tables available at 10pm that evening. We carried on looking and stumbled upon this little gem in the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch after walking from Grafton Street into the City. It was quiet but probably a little early for many people. We chose a platter to share which included chicken pieces, ribs etc It was very tasty and for £14 was good value. We sat outside as it was a pleasant day, there is an area of decking... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Went to Liverpool for a few days away for our 25th wedding Anniversary, great city, there are plenty of places to eat around Albert Dock, came across this place, food, staff, and restaurant all excellent....

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

8 of us turned up for meal without a booking, I must be honest and say this was not our first choice, but once inside the staff made us feel very welcome and the level of service was very good, the selection of food and drinks on offer were priced well, and their was something on the menu for everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Turned up without a booking & they managed to seat eight of us straight away, even though it was packed. They pulled a load of tables together for us. Took order for drinks then served them straight away. Ten minutes later took are order for food then not long after, it arrived, cooked perfectly & piping hot!! Staff where very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal and pudding. Service was good. Our kids loved the choice on the kids menu. Will visit again!

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Stretford, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After arriving from Manchester at 9-30am before the Queen Mary was due to leave at 10-45am before meeting her sister ships we were looking for somewhere that did takeaway. We popped in here and was asked did we want a seat l asked do you do takeaway l was told yes. l said do you do bacon butties yes was... More 

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Isle of Bute
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36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

While we were staying at the Dock for the 3 Queens visit we decided to visit a different place each morning for breakfast. We were warmly welcomed by attentive staff & offered a choice of booths by Sean. Our drinks order arrived promptly followed by a well cooked breakfast barm & tasty pancakes & bacon all in all a pleasant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

I booked a table for seven people, when I arrived at the restaurant they had made a mistake with the booking, which they then made me feel like it was my fault and almost told me off. When we were seated the waitress was just blatantly rude it was as if she didn't want to be there. Although the food... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?