What’s Cooking? Bar & Grill is the longest serving restaurant in the Albert Dock and a vital contributor to the area’s successful revitalisation. It is situated with a beautiful and iconic view, overlooking Three Graces. The atmosphere was relaxed and it didn’t feel overcrowded but it was quite busy, showing it’s popularity. The decor was modern and centred around pop culture creating an up-dated and independent looking bar and grill. There was an excellent selection of music playing quietly in the background, adding to the atmosphere and feel of the place. The staff were friendly and welcoming, our food and bill were served very quickly.
The dishes had the freshest ingredients which were provided by local suppliers. Their house specialities include delicious hand-crafted burgers and juicy grilled steaks. They also offer a selection of fabulous cocktails both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. All cocktails priced at £7.95, from daiquiris, to strawberry margarita, to Irish cookies and cream, the list is endless! If you rather something that won’t leave you with a hangover, then there’s a choice of mixed juices and purees for £3.95 like tropical banana and pineapple surprise.
I had the southern fried fillets, served with French fries, BBQ sauce, soured cream and cajun mayo. This was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had since moving to Liverpool last September. The chicken was succulent and the southern taste was delicious, the fries were crispy and the selection of sauces went that little bit further. There was a small salad that came with the main, this was a great extra that added to the overall meal. I would definitely recommend this choice of meal to anyone that visits What’s cooking? Bar & Grill. My sister had the steak club sandwich, which was served with mayo, tomato, cos lettuce, side of coleslaw and French fries. The main cost £12.00, which although is pricey for a sandwich, she said it was definitely worth it. The steak was cooked beautifully and the ciabatta bread was soft and fresh. It has a mustardy flavour to it, as well as, Monterey Jack cheese taste with caramelised onions. The portion size was very generous so you were not left unsatisfied!
To finish off the meal I had the Eton mess, a classic dessert which did not fail to please. The meringue was crunchy and sweet, the fresh strawberries, vanilla cream and ice cream all complimented each other very well. The presentation was fabulous, with strawberry sauce drizzled on top and a whole strawberry to finish it. But if you fancy something more chocolatey then there was a warm brownie with toasted marshmallow and Baked Alaska ice cream or the warm chocolate fudge cake with cream or vanilla ice cream. They even offered Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from Cookie Dough to Caramel Chew-Chew, whatever you like the most.