- January 12, 2013 -
It’s ironic that a low-cost airline – the industry seen as being responsible for decimating British seaside towns with their cheap package holidays to the Costas back in the late 1960s and 70s – is using a poorly thought through ad campaign pitching Margate against Malaga in 2013. This despite Margate being named by the esteemed Rough Guides as one of 2013’s hottest destinations in the world – we rub shoulders with Stockholm, Dubrovnik and Puerto Rico. Some may have mocked Margate’s positioning in this list, but it speaks volumes about the town’s exciting upswing and the efforts of its inhabitants. We love Margate, as you all know, and we spend our days showing off about its amazing beaches, galleries, people, skies, restaurants, shops and architecture. We’re very lucky to call this amazing place home.
- January 12, 2013 -
We make pizza.
We use the best ingredients we can find – local, if possible, and never processed. We don’t supply cutlery: pick your thin base pizza up with your fingers, Naples-style! Our coffee takes time. As does our homemade tomato sauce, which we cook for hours. Our wine merchant works with small vineyards – we have 2 barrels, usually with a red and a white, with a rosé in the summer. Grab a napkin from your table & if you need something else, come up to the bar. We welcome well-behaved doggies and children. In fact, we have a rather large, well-behaved doggie of our own, a Great Dane called Henry. If you don’t like dogs, may we politely suggest you get a takeaway? We cater for large parties or can cover your table in candles for an intimate dinner-à-deux.
Good food, a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere. Pop in and use our free wifi. Have a three-course dinner or an after-work glass of wine. Come in and read the papers and stack of glossy magazines. Whether you want a celebratory meal or coffee-to-go, come see us.
- October 26, 2012 -
As the temperature has plummeted, we think we can now safely mention the C-word without too much fear! Come and celebrate the Christmas party with us: bubbly, pizza and a great atmosphere in one of Margate’s most unique and modern restaurants. Price per head is just £12.50 for 3 courses and a glass of Prosecco. Call Lisa for more information: 01843 297700.
- October 12, 2012 -
Our new restaurant, on Margate’s seafront, is now open. With a pared-back, industrial look and key lighting features, we’ve already had some incredibly compliments about our new home: “Margate has never seen anything like it,” being just one.
We’re offering half-price pizza and half-price coffee all week until Sunday, so come and join us for wood-fired pizza, coffee (the best in Margate, courtesy of Shore Coffee UK) and gelato (from London purveyors Gelupo Gelato).
Open from 10am until 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday, you can swing by for a coffee, enjoy lunch or dinner, or pop in for a drink.
Please note that our alcohol licence arrives on 1st November, so it’s bring-your-own booze until then.
- September 25, 2012 -
We love it when anyone says nice things about. It makes us feel even more fabulous when they’re really cool and hip and know what they’re talking about. Read a great piece about our pizza pop-up on the Harbour Arm in Flux magazine here. Flux is a “spirited, independent fashion, music and arts magazine featuring the best, living, breathing culture from across the UK…”
- September 1, 2012 -
Our new restaurant in Margate opens in October! A roof over our heads at last! We’ll be open six days a week for wood-fired pizza. More news coming soon! Work has already begun on the unit and we’re on schedule. The same concept as our pop-up on the Harbour Arm (which will open again in the summer): come and order your food, grab your drink, take a pew, wait for your order, come and get it, go eat!
Download the GB Pizza Co Press release.
- September 1, 2012 -
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We’re absolutely delighted that you love what we do as much as we do. Our premise is really simple: really good, tasty food made using the best ingredients and offered at great prices.
- August 4, 2012 -
We’ve only been open for nine short, glorious weeks and we’re already number two on Tripadvisor for Margate restaurants. Wow. Thank you to everyone for your support over the last couple of months – we’ve had a wonderful time.
News will be coming soon of our permanent site (with a roof! Hurray!) in Margate.
- June 17, 2012 -
Our opening hours this week are:
- Mon, closed;
- Tue, closed
- Wed, all day, 12-8pm;
- Thu, all day, 12-8pm;
- Fri, all day, 12-8pm;
- Sat, all day, 12-8pm;
- Sun, 12-3pm
As we’re an outdoor ‘street food’ set-up, if the weather’s bad then, sadly, we are unable to open. Follow us on Twitter where we’ll be obsessively posting about the weather: www.twitter.com/gbpizzaco
- June 11, 2012 -
Street food truck the Great British Pizza Company open their first permanent site on Margate’s Harbour Arm this Friday (15th June 2012), which boasts the Turner Contemporary as its neighbour.
The Great British Pizza Company started out life in the back of a truck. Well, a 1974 Volkswagen Campervan, to be specific. Touring farmers’ markets, festivals and events since March of this year, the pair behind the mobile wood-fired pizza company have decided to put down roots in up-and-coming seaside town Margate.
Margate, chosen as one of Mary Portas’s 12 Pilot Towns, boasts a growing Old Town filled with independently-owned boutiques and cafés, as well as artists’ studios and gallery spaces. Currently hosting hometown girl Tracey Emin’s first ever Margate exhibition in the stunning new Turner Contemporary, this classic British seaside town is on the up.
The Great British Pizza Company cooks delicious wood-fired pizzas (in just two minutes) using fresh, local ingredients, homemade dough and a homemade, slow-cooked tomato sauce. Neopolitan in style (with a thin, crispy base and bubbling crust), the pizzas have been a hit at festivals and food events since March of this year.
Now with a base (excuse the pizza pun) in Margate and with a branch in Bath soon to open up (where the team there will be focusing on events, weddings, festivals and farmers’ markets), the Great British Pizza Company is growing fast.
Inspired by the food truck conventions in the States and the growing street food movement in the UK, the company’s owners are a trained chef and keen foodie who’s currently a social media consultant by day. That’s soon to change as the business gets bigger.
The unit on Margate’s Harbour Arm, overlooking the town’s pristine sandy beaches, will be open from Wednesday to Sunday at lunch and dinner, serving freshly-made wood-fired pizza. Take the pizza away, or eat al fresco on the Harbour Arm whilst taking in the view and a glass of wine (the unit is fully-licensed).
How to find the best pizza in Thanet? Look along the Harbour Arm and look out for Gus, the GB Pizza Co’s Great Big Pizza Bus: a dark red VW Type 2 Campervan.
Opening date: Friday 15th June 2012. Look out for the GB Pizza Co team and their blue Great Dane Henry as they give out “50% off” flyers in and around Margate for Friday’s opening event.