The Ivy on the Square is celebrating the arrival of much-loved musical, The King and I, in Edinburgh with a special dining package for theatre-goers.

Visitors to  The Ivy on the Square restaurant can enjoy a pre-theatre set menu, alongside a limited-edition ‘Siam Spritz’ featuring Botanist gin, ginger juice, soda, Prosecco, fresh mint and a lime twist garnish, before heading around the corner to The Playhouse for the iconic show.

Diners can enjoy a three-course package for £60, inclusive of a Siam Spritz, theatre ticket and three course meal. With the pre-theatre menu served up until 6.30pm, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy dinner before the show begins.

Menu options include: crab cakes with tomato salsa, chilli, spring onion and coriander; baked salmon fillet with Asian glaze, Jasmine rice, pak choi and radish; and steak, egg and thick-cut chips.

One of the greatest musicals of all time, from the ‘golden age of musicals’, The King & I promises to be an exciting spectacle, with lavish costumes, exotic sets and a soundtrack loved by generations.

The special King and I package at The Ivy on the Square will be available throughout the show’s run from 17th to 26th October (excluding all matinee shows, and shows on 19th and 26th October).


The limited-edition package is available on the following dates, with the show starting at 7.30pm and pre-theatre dining available before 6.30pm:

Thursday 17 October
Friday 18 October
Monday 21 October
Tuesday 22 October
Wednesday 23 October
Thursday 24 October
Friday 25 October

To book, please purchase a ticket here before reserving your table by calling The Ivy on the Square on 0131 526 4777 and quoting ‘King & I package’.

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