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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant based on a review I read here on trip advisor and the photos I had seen, and they weren't wrong. The menus is amazing and great for all meat lovers, and there portions guarantee you won't be asking for more afterwards. The restaurant has cobbled floor which brings a little of the outdoor indoors. The staff were... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a disastrous start to the evening with another restaurant a few doors down, we ventured into What's Cooking just after 9pm for a late dinner. We were immediately impressed by the decor and surroundings, and were very pleased to be warmly greeted on arrival. The drinks menu was extensive - I love that they had a large selection of... More 

Thank iMacourey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here on Saturday 11th March. Food is always lovely & staff attentive. I believe the prices are very reasonable. The cheese garlic bread is heaven on a plate. It's large enough to share. Whenever we're at the Albert Dock we head for here & never been disappointed. Good variety of food. Would highly recommend.

Thank liverbird850
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a late lunch at this restaurant situated in Albert Dock. Had a Beefsteak Burrito £13.95 was well worth the price it came with rice and tortilla chips, sour cream. Partner had the Burger with Goats Cheese which had a good slice of the cheese. Both had a desert £5.95 each Eton Mess which had loads of fresh strawberries and... More 

Thank 24Bentley24
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Valentine's day for a meal with my boyfriend, we had booked a few weeks before and knew it was a set menu. On arrival we were quickly taken to our seats and our Prosecco cocktails were delivered quickly which were delicious. We chose the American sharing platter for a starter, ribs, onion rings, garlic bread, it was all... More 

Thank Nat A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've dined at What's Cooking before and had a wonderful experience, this time was equally as good, I reserved a table for Saturday afternoon when we arrived the place was really busy with hen parties so I was glad we booked, we were shown swiftly to our table, once again we had to have the Nachos as our starter, seriously... More 

Thank Lynn-mp428
Torrevieja, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place until yesterday, Service was lacking rushed and a bit on the uncaring side.Gammon breakfast was poorly presented and not very good. Disappointed as this once was a fantastic eatery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

04/03/17 had great food and excellent service , burgers were good value and tasty , cocktails excellent too would highly recommend if visiting Liverpool

Thank Ian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while spending time in Liverpool with the hubby. Staff lovely, very welcoming and polite. Food amazing. Will definitely be eating here again. 10 ✳✳✳✳✳✳✳✳✳✳🍔🍟🍗🍿🍵🍺

Thank jane p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were absolutely fantastic. Our waiter was so friendly and really engaged with my toddler. The food was scrumptious and cooked to perfection. Beautiful views from our table. The manager was so lovely and also came over and chatted to my little boy. 10/10

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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
USD 12 - USD 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
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?