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There are strong rumours tonight that American Express is about to launch a £200 dining credit for The Platinum Card holders.

You will receive 100% back when you spend at participating restaurants, up to a cumulative £200. Centurion cardholders will receive a £400 credit.

The offer will run from tomorrow until the end of 2021.

EDIT Wed AM: This offer is now live and you can add it via the ‘Offers’ section of your card.

£200 of free dining credit for American Express Platinum cardholders!

The participating restaurants are here.

If you’re in London, you’re laughing. The list of restaurants is simply outstanding, from 3-star Michelin restaurants through to more casual groups such as The Ivy.

American Express £200 Platinum dining credit

The Ivy Harrogate is pictured above – there are a fair number of non-London restaurants included although there do seem to be big geographic gaps.

There are over 1,000 participating restaurants across 15 countries. Here is a random London selection for the letter ‘B’:

  • Bagatelle
  • Balthazar
  • Bar des Pres
  • Bluebird
  • Benares
  • Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
  • Bob Bob Ricard
  • Brasserie Zedel
  • Bread Street Kitchen
  • Butlers Wharf Chophouse

…. and that is just ‘B’.

Full details should be released on Wednesday, but you can look at the restaurant list here.

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Comments (252)

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  • mark2 says:

    I just checked and the Birmingham UK restaurants have been removed from the Alabama city but not added to the UK one.

  • Richard S says:

    Black card is better, despite the fee. Concierge service superb.

    • Matthew Bell says:

      Don’t doubt you but do you have an example of how superb they can be with the black card?

  • Grant Cooper says:

    Offer didn’t appear on my card, went on live chat and they added it manually

  • Jonathan Winters says:

    For anyone who may like to know, this isn’t available on the ICC Plat.

  • Keith C says:

    Is this a ‘targeted’ offer, or was there a cut-off date for Platinum membership to be eligible?

    Either way, the heading is misleading giving no indication that current Platinum cardholders may be ineligible.

    • Rob says:

      The article was published before the offer launched, if you look at the date, so it was correct as everyone who read it on that day was eligible 🙂

      • Keith C says:

        The article was published on 31 August. I have had the Platinum card since before 31st August, and I do not have the offer available on my card. Therefore I stand by my point..

        • Rob says:

          In that case, give them a call and Amex will add it. We have a few readers in the same boat but everyone has had it added when they rang. Seems to be an IT issue.

        • Matthew Bell says:

          I just got the Platinum card today and got my offer added via the chat function in the app – it’s very easy

  • RP says:

    Signed up for the card on Wednesday, card received today and dining offer added through live chat this afternoon. We were planning to take a card out at some point and this offer clinched it!

    • Matthew Bell says:

      Cheers for the story I now went and got the offer added too – what a deal!

  • NB says:

    Thanks for sharing! Is this one credit of £200? So almost one free meal if you do well?

  • TGH says:

    I know it’s been said above, but worth repeating. The wording on this offer is pretty poor. “Get 100% back every time, up to £200”. Anyone would be forgiven for thinking this was a rebate of up to £200 every time you visited one of the participating restaurants. Given the relatively medium-high to high level of restaurants included in the offer, Amex must know this credit will most likely be used up in one hit, so the phrase ‘every time’ is a bit misleading

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