What started out as a street food venture serving pizzas from a wood fired oven in the back of a VW Campervan, GB•Pizza•Co now has a restaurant on the seafront in Margate and a newly opened site on Exmouth Market. As it was their opening weekend, all pizzas were 50% off so we thought we’d pop down to give it a try.
It’s quite a stripped back affair; handmade wooden tables, metal chairs – there’s not even any cutlery. You order at the counter (they have a self service Prosecco tap I’ll have you know) and then wait for them to bring your pizza to the table.
Partly because they were 50% off and partly because we’re pigs, the two of us decided to order four pizzas. The only one we weren’t so enamoured with was the pear and Blackstick Blue (£8). This was a tomato-less pizza which became a little sickly with the sweet pear, I felt it could have done with a more tangy contrast to the cheese.
The rest however were bloody lovely. From the specials board, the lamb merguez, salami, wild garlic and mint pesto (£11) was divine. The salami had crisped up beautifully and the punchy pesto was a great companion for it. The venison and long pepper salami (£8.50) was so good because the salami was really fatty giving the pizza loads of flavour. My favourite was the margarita (£6) which was not only bargainous but totally delicious. All the pizzas had thin bases with crispy crusts; they were perfectly made.
If you want a dessert, they only have tubs of ice cream available (made by Gelupo Gelato – owned by Bocca Di Lupo). We got ours to go and opted for the pistachio (£3.75) which was very lovely indeed.
We really enjoyed our meal at GB•Pizza•Co. The pizzas were cheap as chips, yet featured high quality ingredients meaning they were big on flavour. Every street needs a good pizza restaurant and I’m glad Exmouth Market has finally got theirs.