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Review of What's Cooking?

What's Cooking?
Ranked #88 of 1,697 Restaurants in Liverpool
Price range: US$13 - US$47
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Bar, British, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Bus service directly to the Albert Dock one minute walk to restaurant front entrance
Description: 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We were having a lovely day out at the Albert Dock when we decided to have a bite to eat we went in and should have realised because there wasn't any price on the menu the four of us ordered our meals and fruit duces the food was not cooked the way we asked nor very hot then we got the bill £71 for what we got a big ripoff won't be going back spoilt a really good day out

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guy l, General Manager at What's Cooking?, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Dear Sir / Madam,

We are disappointed to read your review and would like to look into your experience further. We would be grateful if you could email us the date and time of your visit along with your mobile number please to liverpool@whats-cooking.co.uk

Kind regards
Whats cooking
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Good burgers”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We were visiting the Beatles Story and happened across this restaurant looking for somewhere to have lunch. My two teenage sons had burgers, they were huge, and they tell me they were good. I had the broccoli and stilton soup which was excellent, it came with bread and was perfect for a light lunch. Service was friendly and quick.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Food with a view”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Piped in here for a meal after seeing the giants in Liverpool , sat outside looking at the docks , waitress didn't like serving food out there but said we could sit there but would have to pay for our food when we ordered she also did say if we needed anything we would have to go inside to find Somone , we decided to do that as the weather was nice and it wasn't busy . Menu was ok and food was nice , children's food was a nice size portion and burgers were cooked nice , the milkshakes were nice and big too . Overall it was a pleasant experience .

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Simcat08
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food & super service”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

First time eating at Whats Cooking & will be back. As restaurant is right on Albert Dock, we had expected to pay more for our meal. Food was lovely, was served quickly & Seamus our waiter could not do enough for you. Would highly recommend What's Cooking to anyone. Thank you Seamus.

Visited July 2014
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“Good location, average food - poor service”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We hadn't booked and this restaurant was busy at 6.30pm on a Saturday. The menu is a sort of Tex/Mex mix, with kebabs thrown in! We ate nachos to share followed by kebabs and steak fajitas. The food was relatively cheap (£14 for the Kebabs and £15 for the fajitas) but the service was poor. We waited a long time for our order to be taken and the waitress couldn't have been less interested. She didn't make eye contact, gazed around the restaurant as she took the order and added no value whatsoever. The food arrived and was "plonked" in front of us, no comments or niceties. Being ignored most of the meal and made to feel a bit of an inconvenience really detracted from the overall experience. Staff need training in how to make customers welcome, and if they'd rather not be there, find a new job.

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