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Whilst Avios UK may have recently closed its restaurant booking programme, the company has not given up trying to cash in on the sector.

Avios, via Vueling Club, has teamed up with TripAdvisor’s restaurant booking service The Fork to offer points.

You will earn 250 Avios for every meal for two people booked.

Full details are on the Vueling website here.

Avios Vueling The Fork

The Fork is not currently operating in the UK (a search for lunch in London brought up one restaurant in E14!) but it is active elsewhere.  You can use it to book restaurants in:

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

It will obviously work better in the bigger cities.  On the home page it features Paris, Geneva, Madrid, Lyon, Lausanne, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels and Amsterdam so I would assume those are the best covered spots.

Booking is slightly fiddly.  You need to use a special landing page for The Fork which is here.

In theory you need to give a Vueling Club account number when you book.  In reality, I would guess that any AerClub, or Vueling Club account number starting in 3081 will work but don’t hold me to that.

If you want to open a Vueling Club account to be sure, you can do it via the Vueling website here.  You access your account via using your Vueling Club log-in details.  The Avios can be moved to British Airways via ‘Combine My Avios’ and selecting as your transfer partner.

You can find out more about The Fork on here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (16)

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  • Dan says:


  • Sapiens says:

    Useful for me – thanks

  • Gin and Tonic Please says:

    For UK restaurants, I use the IHG OpenTable site. It’s a bit fiddly, but I’m now used to it. Each one gets 150 points (though I think my first one got 500). Sure it’s not worth as much as 250 Avios but I’d rather have IHG points than OpenTable points.

    • Aliks says:

      If you can book a few 1,000 point OpenTable dinners, you can soon earn some vouchers. They aren’t worth that much (£20 for redeeming 4,000 points if I remember correctly) but probably worth more than 150 IHG points (50p or so??? per dinner) I assume you dont get points in both schemes – can anyone confirm this?

      The IHG Opentable site is here:
      It looks like you get 500 IHG pts for first booking, and double points for all “featured” restaurants.

      • Gin and Tonic Please says:

        Two problems with the OpenTable vouchers: (1) I’m not excited by many of the restaurants on the list that accept them, and (2) Although they haven’t done it here yet (or at least, I don’t think they have), in the US they devalued them by making the value of the reward variable depending on where you redeemed. Overall that’s left me feeling pretty meh about their points – despite the fact I used to regularly do the 1,000 point deals to rack up my balance.

      • Gin and Tonic Please says:

        Oh and yes, you can’t get both IHG and OT points on the same booking.

    • HayMow says:

      Thanks for this @Gin and Tonic Please! Last time I looked at sth similar to this that IHG ran in the US, a while back, it was only open to US residents – so when I saw Open Table mentioned on the app I just ignored it thinking the same rule applied = this is excellent news.

  • Steve Blower says:

    I have been using the Iberia version for ages. Points turn up eventually. Quite often they have 500 AVIOS promo too.
    And, another bonus, discounts up to 50% too.

  • Phil L says:

    I’ve been using The Fork app for years when on holiday. It’s great and often offers discounts in restaurants. Clicking the link above takes you to a web browser version of The Fork. Do you know if we can use our existing account through the app for this?

    • Steve Blower says:

      I know that it is not possible to book via the app. Only using the special landing page on a browser. I tried this on my ipad once, but it reverted to standard fork, not using the Iberia connection.
      So, book, only on PC or Mac.
      Once booked, you can see the booking on the app, and use it to cancel if you need to…

  • Cat says:

    Brilliant, thanks! I’m spending a week in the Algarve in autumn – there seem to be loads of restaurants around there on this website.

  • Mark2 says:

    Thanks, that looks worthwhile. It will give us 20% off the restaurant in Sicily where we want to eat when we go in April, and maybe some Avios eventually.

  • Phil L says:

    Hmm I clicked your link but didn’t see a place to enter my Iberia ID. Just booked a restaurant. Can you advise?

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