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What's Cooking?

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 24 Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD

(((() Steaks & Grills
Main course: £12
Food spend: £20

The staff were excellent and food was lovely

Jaclyn Simmons 25 September 2016
from Nottingham

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Set in a beautiful Grade I-listed building, multi award-winning What’s Cooking? offers American and Mexican cuisine with contemporary twists. Guests can enjoy views over Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock, and bask on the al fresco terrace during summer.

The assorted What’s Cooking menu presents traditional American themed mains like the Scooby Snack: two 4-oz burgers with double cheese, double bacon, double pineapple, and an extravaganza of relish and cheese; and signature Mexican dishes like the crowd favourite, chilli con carne.

What’s Cooking restaurant pays tribute to pop culture throughout the decades of the 20th century, with a Sex Pistols canvas and a Marilyn Monroe portrait being amongst the diner’s vibrant gallery. A superb cocktail list features authentic American classics like the Long Island iced tea and Morgan’s spiced rum mule.

Overlooking Liverpool's Three Graces and serving excellent cuisine for over 30 years, What’s Cooking in Liverpool is less than a 10-minute walk from the city centre.

What's Cooking?

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 24 Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD

Contact +44 1517072023

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Customer reviews for What's Cooking?

4.4 (((() (based on 157 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (136)
  • trendy (73)
  • lunch (70)
  • views (67)
  • child friendly (59)
  • large parties (53)
  • value (50)
  • romantic (35)
  • entertainment (16)
  • breakfast (13)
  • business (13)
  • private dining (13)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • luxury (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • ((((( by from Liverpool

    Pleasant staff, good service, delicious food

  • ((((( by from Liverpool

    As always, amazing! Great food and great service which we always get from What's Cooking. It's fast becoming a go-to of ours!

  • ((((( by from Ellesmere Port

    Great food worth the journey for the ribs alone. Excellent service with attentive staff. Well done !

  • ((((( by from Liverpool

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((( by from Morecambe

    Eaten here on several occasions. This time to celebrate our granddaughter's birthday. Food excellent, good menu choice and excellent portions. Staff very professional, friendly and efficient.

  • ((((* by from Liverpool

    Food was good, service was good, friendly, very helpful and service with a smile. My only issue was the plates where taken away literally as soon as we'd finished which felt like we where being hurried out. Apart from that the whole experience was good and enjoyable. Would of been a 5 star apart from this.

  • ((((( by from liverpool

    had well done sirloin steak - soft, tender, cooked to perfection would recommend.
    Washed down with lovely cocktails

  • ((((( by from Nottingham

    The staff were excellent and food was lovely

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  • (**** by from Liverpool

    Very busy. Too busy. Service was slow although the food was only warm which I assume means the kitchen was efficient but the serving was letting them down. Food was cooked fine although the upgraded sweet potato fries were bland and tasteless.
    People use the restaurants as a 'cut through' to gain access to the other side rather than going round, meaning random anorak wearing strangers walked passed your table looking at your food on a regular basis. Very peculiar and not what you would expect in a venue charging £14 for a burger! Maybe in McDonalds.
    Unlikely that I would return, my £100 bill would be better value elsewhere.

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