Ally Head

Ally Head, Staff Writer at Foodism UK


Ally is a food journalist with over three years experience, and a food stylist, too, having worked backstage at many a BBC Good Food Show. You'll find her scouting the City's latest brunch spots – we challenge you to find a fritter or french toast she's yet to try. 

Her career highlights? Winning Rude Health’s Porridge Championships 2018 with her umami bacon and chive oats, topped with a soft boiled egg, and stealing the crown for 2019 with her oat risotto parsnips three ways, too.

Ally Head's articles

Stoney Street, Borough: restaurant review

Seasonal sharing plates, produce from nearby Borough Market and cooking finesse from head chef Henrietta Inman is a recipe for success at this new Southwark restaurant

London Larder: ManiLife’s peanut butter

We're constantly on the hunt for the capital's hottest new products, made right here in London. Next on our London Larder agenda: ManiLife’s peanut butter

Lina Stores, King's Cross: restaurant review

The iconic deli opened in 1944 and its first restaurant, in Soho, joined last year. Now Lina Stores has opened a second site, bringing authentic Italian pasta, charcuterie and tuna tonnato to King's Cross

The Dining Room at The Goring, Belgravia: restaurant review

At this quintessential Belgravia restaurant, new executive Richard Galli is joining a line of contemporary chefs making old-school, traditional British cuisine cool again

Wild by Tart, Belgravia: restaurant review

From Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones of Tart comes Wild by Tart, a restaurant serving nourishing, delicious and micro-seasonal fare from a converted warehouse

London Larder: Peter's Yard Sourdough Crispbreads

We're constantly on the hunt for the capital's hottest new products, made right here in London. Next on our London Larder agenda: Peter's Yard sourdough crispbreads.

18 winter pop-ups in London to get you in the festive spirit

From real-life gingerbread houses big enough for humans to Alpine après lodges piled high with fondue and mugs of mulled wine, here's where to book your festive fun this year

Watch: Behind the scenes of Rachel Ama's By Chloe. menu collab

Barbecue jerk cauliflower and rainbow veggie-stuffed Caribbean wraps sound like a bit of you? Then you'll want a snoop (and a taste) of Rachel Ama's new menu for By Chloe.

Watch: Behind the scenes at Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane

Fermentation, wonky veg and a zero waste ethos make Neil Rankin's latest venture different to the other burger joints in London. Oh, and it's vegan, too. Come for a sneak peak around the kitchen

Watch: Behind the scenes at The Vurger Co. in Shoreditch

To celebrate World Vegan Month, team Foodism have been snooping around the kitchens of some of their most-loved vegan eateries in London. Now, it's your turn

Vardo, Chelsea: restaurant review

From the founders of Caravan comes a grown up, sultry new concept serving a riot of flavours and cuisines. Here are the dishes we’d go back for

The Dairy, Clapham: restaurant review

Robin Gill's The Dairy in Clapham Old Town is quietly churning out sublime dishes using micro-seasonal ingredients. Read on for why it's simply a must visit.

The Hoxton, Southwark: hotel review

Combining a strong sense of the brand’s signature style with plenty of references to SE1, the new Hoxton is a great bet for a special stay.

Ryan Riley: Foodism 100 winner 2019

This year’s Positive Change Hero, brought to you by Karma Cola, is Life Kitchen founder Ryan Riley, whose school helps hundreds of people suffering with cancer through hands-on cooking classes

19 London supper clubs serving seriously good food

From food and film to dinner in an east London furniture shop – here are some of London's coolest supper clubs. Hungry? Draw up a chair and tuck in

Masha Rener: My Career in Five Dishes

As head chef of London's iconic deli and restaurant Lina Stores, Masha Rener uses world-class Italian ingredients in dishes of unparalleled quality. On the eve of a new opening in King’s Cross, we take in the dishes that have defined her career, from Umbria to Soho

On the hunt for the hottest new London restaurants? Foodism's pick of 14 to try for 2019

Feeling hungry? We have good news: there’s a whole host of new restaurants in London waiting for you

Lupins, Southwark: restaurant review

Like the sound of British seasonal small plates cooked and served with love? Then you'll love Lupins

Wondering where to eat in Holborn? Read Foodism’s picks

From the fancier Noble Rot and Holborn Dining Room, to cheap as chips Fryer’s Delight and Ciao Bella

Wun’s Tearoom, Soho: restaurant review

From the owners of Bun House comes Wun’s Tearoom, a Cantonese small plate restaurant inspired by China in Soho. Foodism reviews