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What's Cooking?

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
+44 151 707 2023
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock | Brittannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I've eaten here a few times and always had a good experience The staff are friendly and the menu is extensive and the quality of the food is quite good. There is a nice buzz around the restaurant and it is pleasant for an afternoon...More

Thank TCT2
Reviewed 2 days ago

I ordered the roasted vegetable fajita, it was served swiftly in three separte pans for you to make up your own. Extremely tasted. The staff was friendly and efficient. The prices are standard for England.

Thank Charlie N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a really enjoyable evening here. Service was excellent, as was the food.Cajun salmon which was really tasty. Great position overlooking the dock added to the ambience. We really enjoyed it and will definitely return.

Thank barge_jb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, clean restaurant & good food We had burgers ribs & chicken club, & gorgeous mushroom bake I would go back just for that !! Really enjoyed this restaurant nice views of the Albert Dock, reasonably priced. Would return

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having visited the China First Emperor / Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at Liverpool World Museum, my friends and I decided that lunch at Albert Dock would round off a perfect day. Our taxi driver ( are all Liverpudlians so entertaining?) suggested What's Cooking as somewhere he...More

Thank Doug A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been to here multiple times, always enjoy the food and the service is very good. We were recently here for mothers day, and our server Seamus was excellent. Would definitely recommend. Always my go to restaurant when in Liverpool.

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely evening meal with drinks and a breakfast here. Lovely food and great service! Can't fault it. Would definitely pop in again when we next visit!

Thank sljacks0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in here after a heavy weekend and it's just what you need! The food is fantastic and huge! Portions are massive and the nachos are probably the best I've ever had! Wish there was one of these nearer me! Great find!

Thank louiselove123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred here by a member of staff from 'The Beatles Story Ltd' who said that they did the fish n chips in Liverpool. It was the worst I've ever had. The fish was tasteless and I don't think it was cod. The batter...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location on the Albert Dock, nice decor and booking is not always required. Ate here on a couple of occasions recently for business lunches. Good for family meals too. Menu choice is good, food portions are decent and good value for money. Food is...More

Thank jay35xx
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Sharon M
11 June 2017|
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Response from ImpOnTour | Reviewed this property |
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Dwaine C
21 May 2017|
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Response from HaylsNRiagan | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of! Go elsewhere!!!!!
Antonia o
25 August 2015|
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Response from shelagh c | Reviewed this property |
It's s restaurant not a hotel!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 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, Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock | 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
  • E-mail
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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