Lyon’s is located in the rather nice village-y area of Crouch End. There’s a good calibre of people behind the restaurant, both front of house and in the kitchen, and the menu is scattered with modern, on-trend ingredients that elevate the seafood. Even the non-fishy dishes are well worth ordering like the crispy potatoes with curry sauce and polenta cubes with cured egg yolk. From the seafood selection though do not miss the pickled mussels on rye, an escabeche-style dish bursting with flavour. And you’ll want to order more bread to mop up that sauce. If the thyme ice-cream sandwich with pickled pear is on the menu, this is another banger; the encasing crispy pastry has a taste reminiscent of brandy snaps. Wine is well curated too and there’s some interesting English wines plus some cocktails if you’re going all in. It’s a restaurant well worth travelling to Crouch End for.