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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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Rushden, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in last Tuesday night and managed to secure a table straight away, just! Being busy was a good sign and wasn't disappointed with the fare on offer! Good selection on the menu (Scooby Snack in pic), nice portions of food, pleasantly & quickly served. With a round of drinks it was very good value and would definitely recommend if... More 

Thank Johnnyonefoot
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

called in for dinner, american platter for 2, plenty for 2 and great quality food, clean and busy, stella on draught was added bonus, defo be goin back on next visit to liverpool

Thank andymilblue
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here with my boyfriend. We booked online through trip advisor and as soon as we walked through the door the staff were helpful and we were seen to our table straight away. It was failry busy and there was a nice atmosphere witg good music on in the bqck ground.Ordered drinks (different flavoured mojitos for £5) and then looked... More 

Thank T6116KWamberm
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic welcome and beautiful food, we went for a birthday breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, even had a cheeky cocktail, very good prices and would definitely go back, highly recommended.

Thank Dazzska
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable meal here on a Tuesday evening recently. It's a nice, friendly and welcoming restaurant which serves good, tasty no frills food. The crispy chicken wing starter was really good, I could of eaten a whole bowl of them to be honest! I would recommend and return to in future.

Thank Paul C
Rome, Italy
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice grill bar-restaurant which serves big portions for an acceptable price. I suggest to split the nachos, they are huge :)

Thank Manrico_Sebastiano
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is excellent I couldn't fault it at all. The access into the restaurant was very good for me as I am in a wheelchair. The staff were nice and polite. Mum had the Salmon on a bed of vegetables and I had the Cajun Chicken with Chips. The food came in time - it was really good. We... More 

Thank Neen00
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks so much for looking after our group of 6 last night! Although there was a restricted menu (due to gas failure on the ovens) it didn't affect our experience. We had a very warm welcome, were given a free bottle of wine and all our food was delicious! Thank you for looking after us so well. I can recommend... More 

Thank Jane B
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service and particularly attentive floor manager. The portions are American size and you'll unlikely be disappointed by size or price. Thoroughly fantastic casual dining experience. Thank you.

Thank Lou A
Naxxar, Malta
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited What's Coolinfg while staying in Liverpool - accepted without booking Food was very good and tastefull - very large portions (too much) - very good service Definitely recommend

Thank ShaunCamilleri

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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$12 - US$45
Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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?