- January 22, 2013 -

Margate sunset



Margate is one of 10 recommended must-see global destinations for 2013, according to the acclaimed travel guide Rough Guides. Come see us. The weather, sky and water’s lovely.

Travel, stay, see, eat, shop…

South Eastern | Visit us by train

HS1 whisks you through the countryside from King’s Cross St Pancras to Margate’s beautiful Victorian station in an hour and 20 minutes.


The Reading Rooms | Beautiful bolthole by the sea

Three stunningly-designed rooms and a legendary breakfast delivered to your door in Margate’s beautiful Georgian Hawley Square.


Haeckels | Made of Margate


Incredible products, Made of Margate, including beard oil, perfume and soap. Owner Dom is one of our favourite Margate peeps.


Turner Contemporary | Art by the sea

Turner has helped turn Margate’s fortunes and boasts brave curation and a great shop housed in a David Chipperfield-designed build. A must-visit.


Margate Old Town

Wander through the Old Town’s historic back streets for vintage shopping, great eats and galleries.


famous Margate sunset

Warning: you may not want to leave. So, just in case…


- January 12, 2013 -

margate poster small

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 -

long tables1

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 -

"Christmas party Margate"

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.

"Christmas office party in Thanet"

- 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 -

"pizza restaurant Margate"

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 -


Great British Pizza

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 -

"best restaurant Margate"

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

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