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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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  • Bhavuk says:

    This may be an obvious one but is it a *total* £200 refund? Or is it up to £200 max but can be had multiple times? So if I dine 2 times in participating venues from today until 31-Dec-21 and spend £200 on each occasion how much refund do I get?

  • happeemonkee says:

    Nothing for Liverpool or Merseyside 🙁

    • Njb says:

      There is Manchester 😂

      • Mr(s) Entitled says:

        Which have the Ivy and a D&D restaurant. Both outposts of London companies. Manchester is on by extension, not because any thought went into it.

  • Vasco says:

    Apparently the Birmingham restaurants have been incorrectly listed as being in Birmingham, Alabama. Couldn’t make this up!

    • Rich says:

      I did wonder if I should be looking in Newcastle, NSW for my nearest restaurants.

      Sadly none in either Newcastle.

  • Sam G says:

    Be interested to know if there are any gift voucher options for Ivy or Corbin & King groups? Almost certainly you’d have to buy in a restaurant to trigger the correct merchant ID but not sure if they sell them or not

  • Mart says:

    Elephant in the room surely is if this applies to anyone applying from today onwards. Does anyone know the answer?

    • Andrew says:

      The answer most likely will be no – this was the case with similar such offers.

    • Rob says:

      It didn’t with the similar Waitrose offer last year.

      • aviosnewbie says:

        I checked with Amex on chat and they confirmed that new applicants will get this offer. I don’t see this offer on my Business plat, which they couldn’t add manually. So then I asked if my wife were to apply for the personal plat today, will she get it…- received a positive response. I have saved a screenshot of my conversation and will be applying for wifey’s platinum today.

        • Andrew says:

          In Amex “contact us” for me today it said “chat available 24/7” but no way of starting chat… I’d like to be able to ask the same question as thinking of getting the card. 65,000 points plus the other stuff makes it worthwhile anyway, but the £200 would be nice…

  • Anna says:

    For once we can use this kind of offer – weekend in Harrogate in a couple of weeks!

    • Anna says:

      Lol just seen the comments about The Ivy! It’s for the teenager’s birthday though she he’ll be happy with a burger and a pudding.

      • Andrew says:

        I’m a pretty snobby customer and I actually quite like The Ivys – and their house champagne is surprisingly decent.

        • Rob says:

          Kings Road was actually the first place we went in May when restaurants reopened. The key benefits are:

          *they spend such ludicrous amounts of money on decor that it is hard not to be impressed and to feel a sense of occasion
          *menu is huge so its impossible not to find something you want
          *food is far better quality than you expect, easily the best quality of any chain restaurant
          *pricing in London is VERY reasonable, probably 30% less than a decent independent restaurant (obviously this is not the case outside London where £16 for a main course sends people apopletic)
          *staff are uniformly excellent
          *kids are treated well by the staff and have lots to choose from, either off a kids menu or from burgers etc on the main menu

          • Phil W says:

            £16 for a main course in a decent Edinburgh restaurant would be considered cheap.

  • Ben says:

    In the T&C it says nothing about not using it time and time again at the same resturant? Unless i mis-read…

    • Rob says:

      You can, up to the £200 cumulative total.

      • Ben says:

        It is not worded particularly well, as at first glance it seems as though you can go to restaurant A spend £200, get 100% statement credit, and then restaurant B and again spend £200, get 100% statement credit.

  • Pat says:

    Is there a cap on the number of card members can apply this offer? Normally they say it’s open to the first x number of members. I’m considering applying for this card now

    • VerdantBacon says:

      Highly doubt you will get this offer if you dont already hold the card. The £175 offer came out mid January 2021 and the cut off for eligibility was to have held the card from early January 2021

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