What started out as a street food venture serving pizzas from a wood fired oven in the back of a VW Campervan, GBâ€¢Pizzaâ€¢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 (Â£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 (Â£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 (Â£8.50) was so good because the salami was really fatty giving the pizza loads of flavour. My favourite was the margarita (Â£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 (Â£3.75) which was very lovely indeed.
We really enjoyed our meal at GBâ€¢Pizzaâ€¢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.