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Queen Elizabeth Hall | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
+44 151 707 2023
10:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself, husband, 2 kids, including my 1 year old are here today for the first time and it was brilliant. I loved the fact that they bought my little boys food out first as they said, they didn't want him to get restless, the waitress was brilliant and the food was just gorgeous. Definitely be going again.

Thank Bruno201
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here with my mum and little brother. I recommend it, as the first time I visited here it was lovely, really enjoyed my 1st visit. But this time it really wasn't a pleasant experience. Went here for lunch and I ordered the chicken and bacon sandwich, came out and it like something you'd make better at home, and for... More 

Thank Amy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Holiday Inn who recommended the restaurant - fab food and amazing building/decor. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Towie15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this gorgeous little place as we were having an early evening stroll around the Albert dock. We just thought we'd take a chance and see if there was a table available as it was a Saturday evening and we hadn't booked. We were advised that there would be a 40 minute wait, we decided to have a few drinks... More 

Thank Charlotte H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy place but we were seated after only a few minutes waiting at the bar. Lovely friendly service, fantastic food and a wonderful building. Five star from me, the burgers were extremely good. Will be back.

Thank Barry G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast service hot food .Fabulous milkshakes , a touch pricey but we all enjoyed our visit and will return

Thank cboardy
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who works in hospitality, mistakes happen. I wasn't sure what exactly happened if it was a FOH error or the chiefs fault, though, I ordered the Veggie burrito and I was served the chicken one instead. I didn't realise/couldn't have known until I broke into it and started to eat it that I realised it wasn't what I... More 

Thank Thomas S
Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here on a Saturday lunchtime. We were in a hurry with parking ticket expiring. Staff were exception accommodate this. Order took quickly. Huge portions of hot ,good food. Bit on the expensive side for a burger but worth it for portions and presentation. Happy customers and would recommend

Thank Heather C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice bright place, got a nice booth by the window looking out onto the dock! Our waiter was bit over the top, bit off putting or I would have given a 5 rating!! We ordered the Mexican sharing platter for 2 (there was 3 of us) it was fabulous! We all had plenty. Definitely be back to try other food... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went there just before seeing The Big Yin at the echo so it was quite busy but we got served in good time, food quality and portion size was good. They had Boston US craft beer that was excellent. Despite being busy the tables were very spacious and we had lots of room, and importantly weren't... More 

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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$13 - US$46
Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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