What's Cooking?

(453 Reviews)
Queen Elizabeth Hall 24 Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool, North West England, L3 4AD
Steaks & Grills
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Breakfast Menu

This offer is available from February 17, 2020 until February 28, 2022, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £12
Food spend: £20

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00.

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for What's Cooking?
(based on 453 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (29)
  • al fresco (19)
  • breakfast (28)
  • business (30)
  • child friendly (147)
  • dinner (384)
  • entertainment (34)
  • large parties (111)
  • lunch (176)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (47)
  • romantic (103)
  • trendy (194)
  • value (163)
  • views (177)
  • By Christine K from Liverpool
    20 September 2020

    Online orders can’t be changed ie - no sour cream on food. Staff didn’t ask if meal was ok? But otherwise perfect

  • By Sheila F from Liverpool
    6 September 2020

    Fabulous! Welcome, service, food and atmosphere were first class. I will definitely be back!

  • By Simon W from Liverpool
    5 September 2020

    Great tasty food, excellent service and the new app to order is very easy to use.

  • By Melanie B from Macclesfield
    5 September 2020

    Lovely venue, wonderful food and pleasant, friendly staff.

  • By Mick M from Northampton
    5 September 2020

    Very overpriced for a sandwich. Meat in steak sandwich was as tough as old boots. Lovely ambiance, nice table, good spot though not a lot of service provided as we had to do it all ourselves. Drinks were ridiculously expensive.

  • By Lauren R from Liverpool
    5 September 2020

    The food was amazing we ordered the chicken fajitas and a Scooby snack burger and they were both well presented and tasted lovely.

  • By Teresa S from Loughborough
    4 September 2020


  • By Dominic A from Bolton
    31 August 2020

    Food was fantastic, staff where amazing and really helpful, my son has an allergy and the couldn't do enough to accommodate it

  • By Jack R from Liverpool
    31 August 2020

    Cocktails were very well done, good presentation and service

  • By Karen K from Liverpool
    31 August 2020

    I liked the idea of the order yourself at your table and pay. The app was easy to use, just lacked a bit of adaption for people’s meals ie no cheese on garlic, bring starters with mains, no salad on burger etc Other than that great food, nice relaxing environment and really helpful staff.

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