Earn 250 Avios when dining at restaurants – now finally launched

Back in September 2016 Rob wrote about Restaurant Circle, a new restaurant booking portal that would let you earn Avios when making a reservation.

It was set to launch in October but kept being delayed.

Now it’s finally live.

Avios restaurant circle

You will earn 250 Avios every time you make a restaurant booking through the portal.

How does it work?

You need to create a Restaurant Circle account and add your Avios or BA Executive Club membership number to your profile.

If you live in Ireland, you can add an AerClub number.  There are a large number of Irish restaurants included.

For every booking you make via the Restaurant Circle site, you will receive 250 Avios.  As long as you turn up for your reservation (!), the Avios will be added to your account within two weeks.

Where can I dine and earn Avios?

You can search for restaurants on the Restaurant Circle website by postcode, city or restaurant name.

There is a decent selection of restaurants included although it is not as comprehensive as, say, OpenTable or even ResDiary, the company that runs Restaurant Circle.  This is because restaurants have to pay an extra fee to Avios when you dine. Included is, for example, my favourite brunch place in Clapham Ben’s Canteen (if you instagram your food and tag Ben’s Canteen you get a free Bloody Mary!).

You can read more about this new partnership on the British Airways website here.

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Comments

  1. What a joke. They’d have been better keeping it under wraps until they got more restaurants on board. This just makes them look silly

  2. TGLoyalty says:

    8 in a 50 km distance of Coventry. None in either Coventry or Birmingham. Don’t think I will be collecting many Avios through this

  3. Snickolai warlovaga says:

    Just searched ALL of London, 20km radius and only 8 places showed up LOL

  4. Maybe useful for some: you can earn 250 Avios to your Iberia Plus account if you book on this website: https://iberia-plus.thefork.com/

    They don’t have UK at the moment, but if you spend time abroad or travel a lot on business to the following countries, why not give it a go: France, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

    May also be useful to keep your Iberia Plus account ‘active’…

    • Roger I says:

      Thanks for this. My eyes lit up when I saw mention of Switzerland. Unfortunately they have only partial coverage there, in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud.

      France looks more promising.

  5. Hmm, I just happened to have dinner at a restaurant listed on the website the day before this post. It’s the only restaurant listed in a 20km radius. The irony.

  6. William Avery says:

    Not looking good…Waterloo, 4 people. Computer says “no”. Come one!!

  7. Roger I says:

    Anybody else remember the original Air Miles Dining scheme? :)

    ISTR it was 50 old miles a time with significantly more restaurants, including a nice curry house in Finchley.

    I did a ‘what if’ search in the new scheme for Zurich and Cape Town, for both of which I found several entries. Most were not familiar to me.

  8. Plenty of restaurants in Newcastle and we are always the last to get this kind of stuff. Probably on par with open table with a few on there you cant get on other booking sites

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