What's Cooking?

(393 Reviews)
Queen Elizabeth Hall 24 Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD
Steaks & Grills


Main course: £12
Food spend: £20

Restaurant description

Set in a beautiful Grade I-listed building, multi award-winning What’s Cooking? is the longest serving restaurant in the Albert Dock and proud of its contribution to the area’s hugely successful revitalisation.Guests can enjoy views over Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock, and bask on the al fresco terrace during summer.

Dishes are prepared to order from the finest, freshest ingredients provided by local suppliers. House specialities include the tastiest hand-crafted burgers, fall-off-the-bone barbecued ribs, and succulent grilled steak.

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.

Customer reviews for What's Cooking?
(based on 393 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (26)
  • al fresco (16)
  • breakfast (27)
  • business (26)
  • child friendly (129)
  • dinner (340)
  • entertainment (34)
  • large parties (104)
  • lunch (159)
  • luxury (22)
  • private dining (43)
  • romantic (91)
  • trendy (176)
  • value (153)
  • views (161)
  • By Claire F from Liverpool
    31 December 2019

    Great experience and accomodated to our needs, our son has Autism and they made sure we had a quiet part of the restaurant to sit in which made our dining more relaxing and very thoughtful of staff to do this.

  • By Chloe M from Liverpool
    30 December 2019

    Restaurant is in a good setting right on the Albert dock , staff very friendly and welcoming , food very tasty and plenty of it , this is my second time and will be another Visit on the cards.

  • By Mary M from York
    28 December 2019

    Thank you What’s Cooking-perfect seating for 5 overlooking the fabulously Christmas decorated Albert Docks. Family visiting Liverpool for first time, so this gave a great impression. Cheese garlic bread was the best ever! A steak, ribs combo was a firm favourite with a chilli con carne side! Plus beef fillet strip burrito! Excellent service too. Thank you!

  • By Ethan M from Liverpool
    13 December 2019

    Overpriced, burgers were dry. Drinks were 12 for a double gin. Gone downhill past 8 months

  • By Laura M from Liverpool
    26 November 2019

    Lovely meal for mums birthday beautiful food attentive staff lovely atmosphere great service

  • By George Q from Liverpool
    21 November 2019

    Staff were all very polite and friendly. Food was mediocre for the price, was expecting bigger portions.

  • By Bernie B from LEEDS
    9 November 2019

    Excellent from start to finish....the food was amazing and the service was great too...you have to try the watermelon mojito it was delicious ???? I would definitely go back xx

  • By Kelly K from LIVERPOOL
    2 November 2019

    Food was amazing very friendly staff and the atmosphere was great a really lovely place to dine. Would definitely recommend to others and will be back.

  • By Joseph K from Liverpool
    25 October 2019

    Steak wasnt up to the standard expected, full of fat (Sirloin).

  • By Casey L from Liverpool
    20 October 2019

    The atmosphere and food was amazing. Our waiter was absolutely lovely too.

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What's Cooking?
Queen Elizabeth Hall 24 Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD