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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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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Staff were very friendly and polite, shown us to the table straight away. The burger we has was piggy small, very tasty and the pulled pork was delicious. Fed up.of seeing BBQ pulled pork, so a new sauce was a nice sight. The desserts were my favourite, having Ben and Jerry's ice cream accompanying them. Reasonable prices and a nice... More 

Thank Emma F
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sat outside as it was a nice day. Heaters kept us warm. Food was excellent and portion size large. However, be prepared to wait. We sat for nearly an hour after the order was placed. Fine if staff had explained that the kitchen was busy but we were left with no explanation.

Thank JaR1983
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When arriving at the restaurant we were ignored by all staff for the first 4 or 5 minutes which wasnt a good start however when we were seated the staff were pleasant enough for the rest of our visit. Having two 11 year olds with us there was enough options for them to choose from as the restaurant offers a... More 

Thank claireharty
Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked a table here because we were in Liverpool for an event and we were staying at the Holiday Inn Express next door. The menu has all of the usuals for this type of restaurant - burritos - burgers - ribs etc and all looked like big portions! All of the staff were friendly and the service was nice and... More 

Thank graham r
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for tea on Christmas Eve with my partner. He had a burger and I had the chilli con carne. Food was plentiful and tasty, served quickly too. Staff were helpful and friendly. My only qualm (and I'm being really picky) is that I'd like to see a bit more choice on the menu. I found it really hard to... More 

Thank WidnesWinelover83
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time here and mostly pleased with the food though it is quite expensive. Staff were really friendly. The only downside was that we ordered our meat to be medium but it came out well cooked. Would have raised it but we were too hungry to want to wait for it to be replaced which I'm sure they would have... More 

Thank CiaoFrankieCiao
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Liverpool on a daytrip from the West Midlands so we fancied a meal that the whole family could enjoy. Stumbled on this lovely restaurant in a great location by the docks with a grape at view from the window, The service was excellent. Seated straight away and very quick with the order. The ladies were lovely, well presented, friendly... More 

Thank louise j
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very welcoming with exceptionally helpful and efficient staff. The menu has a good range the burger and ribs were to die for. Great value at £114 for a family of 6 with 2 courses and drinks. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Robert S
Newport, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here and came back for some drinks. My meal was okay but for what it cost I expected something more. It's a tourist area so that maybe why the price is a little higher. The staff were friendly and polite, I enjoyed the music and the cocktails were great!

Thank Mrpeachy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite not booking and being quite full, we were shown to a table, nice to see a restaurant obviously popular. We had chicken wings and burgers, all excellent and delivered by very efficient waiting staff. Can definitely recommend.

Thank Dave J

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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$47
Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?