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What's Cooking?

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Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recent visit to albert dock , visited here. Very warm welcome from staff. Had drinks then ordered food Chilli con carne and a Steak Burritos. Very good portions Burritos was very good, but the chilli was just to hot Spicy to eat again very good portion,but could not eat it. when paying the bill we mentioned this to staff ,as... More 

Thank mantamanMerseyside
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service good, food a bit cheap tasting for the prices charged, chips with chilli were cold but I didn't complain as was too hungry to wait!! Nice atmosphere and beautiful location...probably just unlucky with my food.

Thank ShadedBadger
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in for a quick lunch only to be halted by the slow service. Manager walked past and dat us down without speaking a word. waited solid 15 minutes for a drinks order to be took, although the waitress was friendly enough, food was okay for the price.

Thank colmmul
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Liverpool for a few days recently for a friend's 60th birthday. We found What's Cooking on Albert Dock and we loved it so much we ate there two nights in a row. The staff are so friendly (Lucy, in particular, was asking about our day and being very helpful), the garlic cheese bread is to die for... More 

Thank Nicolette F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here on a whim with my partner, and didn't regret it. I had a steak the size of my head for a good price and the wine was delicious. Waiting staff were average, however the bar staff were particularly friendly and a credit to the restaurant. I would certainly consider eating here again.

Thank Joel W
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155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited today after Mattel play after reading the menu in the car on the way over. Menu looked great. We were not disappointed. The food portion size was massive so great value for money. I had the southern fried chicken and a side of garlic mushrooms. OMG they were beautiful. My husband had the chicken papousas and again it was... More 

Thank ryan180680
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner popped in here today and were met by friendly staff and shown to our seat promptly we were served our drinks while given extra time to decide on a meal choice We decided to get the American platter to share for £15 and we weren't disappointed when it arrived as every item on there apart from... More 

Thank Sean K
Workington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my husband for evening meal. I had a burger and hubby had Chicken strips, Burger was tasteless and chicken dry and rubbery. worst meal ever. Will not be returning.

Thank barbara499569
Wirral, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here as the restaurant happened to be next door to our hotel. We would eat here again! When we arrived there was a short wait on food so we went to the bar and had a cocktail, staff were really helpful in making a non-alcoholic cocktail for my partner as he does not drink. All our drinks were... More 

Thank Rhián J
Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a light supper while walking in the area. Ordered a plate of nachos to share and got more than we bargained for. Big plate full of chips salsa and jalapeños. More than enough for a lighter supper but we ate them all.

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $63
Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?