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What's Cooking?

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Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill
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Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
+44 151 707 2023
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant was amazing and very atmospheric. The waiter was great and nothing was to much bother for him. The food was amazing but there was way to much and we felt bad because we could not eat it all. Next time we will know not to do the starters but save room for a pudding. Everything was made from... More 

Thank Annmarie R
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a couple of burgers here, well cooked and tasty. Restaurant was clean and staff were attentive. Wasn't busy (a Monday night in January!) But imagine weekends it gets very busy. Prices were what you'd expect given the location but we found it value for money.

Thank Ethan D
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

advertised as open but it was closed on Monday evening. cost me fuel and tunnel fees should be called what not open

Thank Big B
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is the 2nd time we visited during another visit to Liverpool!! and it was not good! I was drinking stella which was flat..i sent my 1st pint back then the 2nd was as bad! we all eat burgers but one was pink inside,we spoke to a member of staff and he said he wouldn't eat it! it was replaced... More 

Thank andyfab
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the food is utterly good. we really enjoyed our monday lunch. food was very nice served. staff was great.

Thank Roberta M
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Appears all singing all dancing from the outside but don't be fooled. Over priced menu and the food was average at best. Not recommended and won't be back.

Thank Gerard B
Solihull, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location on Albert Dock with Waterfront Car Park a short walk away. Good Service from friendly staff and despite being busy the food was served quickly. The food itself is a cut above your usual chain type restaurant with decent sized portions and plenty of choice on the menu. If you are at Albert Dock then certainly one to... More 

Thank 93Rangie
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday meal. Located in Albert Dock this is a vibrant eatery with great views over the docks. Basically a tex mex menu with a good selection and reasonable priced (£25 per head for two courses and drinks). The food was well prepared and presented, although my desert waffle was a bit tough but the... More 

Thank Liam L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing by and the decor of the restaurant caught our attention. My family and I looked at the menu and agreed that a burger joint would be welcome. Got seated at a very nice table with view to the dock. I believe everything went south at the moment that we received our burgers with caramelised onions and goats... More 

Thank jorgeZ5428KG
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on new years eve nice restaraunt plenty of food and the puddings was really nice would go back again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$44
Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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: +44 151 707 2023
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?