Right on the beach at Appley with far reaching views across the Solent to the mainland, Three Buoys restaurant has a light New England style interior with several tables on the balcony. Open for lunch or dinner, and 12 to 9pm on Sundays, it’s above the beach café at Appley Park.

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Overlooking the sands of Ryde Beach, which at low tide reach seawards for almost a mile, Three Buoys is at the entrance to Appley Park with large car park to the rear. Pretty beach huts line the coastal pathway here that leads past the picturesque Appley Tower to Puckpool in the East.

The menu features local Kemphill Beef, especially in their Sunday roasts, and there’s a Mediterranean/fusion flavour to their dishes. You even have a vegan menu and a gluten free menu. There’s a good list of cocktails and a range reasonably priced wines, Chapel Down’s Curious Brew English lager is on draught and there are bottled beers, ciders and soft drinks.

Three Buoys serve Jaspers Coffee from a small bespoke roastery in nearby Brading who roast high quality single origin arabica beans from around the world. And you can buy 250g bags of beans at the restaurant to have that quality espresso experience at home.

A family run business by island-born Tim Foster and his wife Emma, the team of chefs is led by Scott Buckley who has passion for good quality local produce and is often out and about foraging in the local area for the specials board.

Selections from the menu:

Starters

  • Three Buoys Tasting Slate - two to share £18.00
    Chargrilled asparagus, gin battered hake bites, chorizo with apple puree, lemon floured squid, cumin seed sweet potato wedges, wasabi and garlic yoghurt
  • Lemon Floured Calamari £7.00
    Kohlrabi, mooli and apple slaw, radish, pink peppercorn aioli
  • Marinated Heritage Isle of Wight Tomatoes £8.00
    Wasabi ricotta, pickled baby onion petals, crispy basil leaves

Main Meals

  • 32 Day Dry-Aged Isle of Wight Sirloin Steak (300g) £26.00
    Pistachio pesto sauce, roasted sweet potato, crumbled feta, Heritage Isle of Wight tomatoes
  • Cinnamon, Star Anise and Ginger Confit Duck Leg £17.00
    Rice noodles, hoisin sauce, sesame stir fried julienne vegetables and pak-choi
  • Three Buoys Prime Local Beef Burger £14.00
    Chorizo ketchup, smoked cheese, tomato, spiced skinny fries, summer slaw
  • Lightly battered halloumi (V) £14.00
    Lemon salted chips, pink peppercorn aioli, heritage tomatoes
  • Three Buoys panzanella (V) £13.00
    Isle of Wight tomatoes, torn ciabatta, red onion, black olives, pistachio and basil pesto, crumbled feta

Desserts

  • Pina Colada Pie £6.50
    Shaved coconut, pineapple salsa, spiced rum syrup, lime sorbet
  • Three Buoys Affogato £5.00
    Two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate coffee beans, almond biscotti, hot espresso (add a shot of Frangelico, Amaretto or Drambuie for £2)
  • Belgium Chocolate and Orange Brownie £7.00
    Caramelised ginger cream, honeycomb