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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 - 9:00 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

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  • 214
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  • 182
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 57
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

Stopped off for a breakfast after a couple of beers the night before! The welcome and service in general was superb! I opted for the breakfast wrap, my better half having the pancake stack. Both cooked fresh and served quickly. Both were top notch. Would happily go back to try out the lunch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Scrivsy85
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped off for a breakfast after a couple of beers the night before! The welcome and service in general was superb! I opted for the breakfast wrap, my better half having the pancake stack. Both cooked fresh and served quickly. Both were top notch. Would happily go back to try out the lunch and evening menus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Just ate at What's Cooking whilst visiting Liverpool with the 'outlaws' Booked on line two days prior. Staff were great, perfectly proportionately attentive!! We had the ribs for main course and they were the best ribs ever, the meat just fell off the bone! I will be returning and recommending the restaurant! Thanks

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We have been here a few times now and if u like burgers this is a great place to go, but on every occasion the service has been below average, and every time there has been no more than 5 tables in. The service for me ruins the place, and I won't be returning. I hate to see what this... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Words can't describe how amazing I find the food here. Delicious. Just wish the cheese fries using the nacho cheese weren't removed from the menu. Chilli fries are delicious. The short lived marmite ones were also nice. Love the decor. Love the location love love love

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London, England, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After looking round the Albert dock we saw "Whats Cooking" and went in for a late lunch.Food and staff are great there every one of our party of six enjoyed there meal.Just wished there was one near us iin London

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

great food, nice ale, wonderful location with view of Albert dock and The three graces in the distance. Good quality food, nice artwork on walls, friendly staff. I want one in my home town!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We had lunch one day and had to return the next to enjoy more. Beautiful variety of meals on offer. My husband absolutely loved the ribs! Very friendly staff which is important and in an excellent position in Albert Dock. Very happy :-)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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86 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Visited here Sunday as they opened 10am, we were asked if we wanted a view of the Albert Docks, the waiter was excellent, we ordered tea for 4 and a jug of water, whilst we looked at the menu. The tea was perfect and mugs not tiny cups. Jug of milk not the little UHTcartons. We ordered the bloomer breakfast... More 

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Darwen
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stumbled across this place on Albert Dock I can honestly say we were amazed by the food and fab service would recommend to everyone the sweet potato fries were awesome

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Antony, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had the steak burger here which was out of this world!!! Service was very good and very attentive with good value for money offered.

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?