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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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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had our 1st experience at What's cooking this week and it was gorgeous! Beautiful food, beautiful cocktails. Staff were friendly. Am looking forward to our trip to Liverpool next year to come here again :)

Thank Katie V
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight in Liverpool and didn't want a great big lunch so had a sharing platter of ribs and wings which was really good, just enough and very tasty. The service, atmosphere and location were all really good too. There is a wide choice of food on the menu and something for everyone. It's a busy restaurant but our... More 

Thank Lisa H
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love it!!! What can I say? Firstly, the staff are very attentive and welcoming with a hint of the famous scouse charm. The food is very good quality. I recommend the Chilli Cheese Burger! If you like cocktails then this is the place for you. It has a slight 1950s rock n roll feel to it. I definitely recommend this... More 

Thank CoventryJools
Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dinner with family. Had the sharing platter which was great and enough fir the 3 of us. The ribs were amazing, so meaty and tender. Mojitos were yummy and even better they were on offer!! 😀

Thank AnnabelK1306
St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've visited 'What's Cooking?' For breakfast, lunch and evening meals on separate occasions and it's always a brilliant dining experience. The food is lovely and tasty, the service is quick and friendly and the venue has a great atmosphere. Family friendly too!

Thank ilikelollies
Burntwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food - huge portions. Great atmosphere and excellent staff. Won't hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting liverpool and will be top of our list next time we are in the City.

Thank DeeJuly1971
Brisbane, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the best dinner here when we stayed in Liverpool, totally pigged out on ribs, burgers, fries the lot. Fantastic atmosphere and the staff are super friendly. Great place the have a feed after checking out The Albert Dock area.

Thank kylebarratt
Rushden, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in last Tuesday night and managed to secure a table straight away, just! Being busy was a good sign and wasn't disappointed with the fare on offer! Good selection on the menu (Scooby Snack in pic), nice portions of food, pleasantly & quickly served. With a round of drinks it was very good value and would definitely recommend if... More 

Thank Johnnyonefoot
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

called in for dinner, american platter for 2, plenty for 2 and great quality food, clean and busy, stella on draught was added bonus, defo be goin back on next visit to liverpool

Thank andymilblue
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my boyfriend. We booked online through trip advisor and as soon as we walked through the door the staff were helpful and we were seen to our table straight away. It was failry busy and there was a nice atmosphere witg good music on in the bqck ground.Ordered drinks (different flavoured mojitos for £5) and then looked... 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$12 - US$45
Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?