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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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  • Rob says:

    What’s interesting about all the comments here is that people are more excited by a £200 posh meal than £200 in cash. It’s an interesting insight into human psychology.

    You can be certain that people will feel more goodwill towards Amex after their meal than if they’d simply had a £200 fee refund.

    I am guessing it isn’t costing Amex £200 either, unlike a fee credit.

    For anyone wanted pricing guidance at The Ivy, we had lunch at City Garden last month and it was £234 with service (2 adults, 3 kids – my daughter brought her cousin – 3 courses) with, I think, just 1 glass of wine each for the adults. A family of 4 should hit £200 nicely with a full bottle of wine.

    • VerdantBacon says:

      Considering Amex have not offered a £200 refund on the annual fee, could you really say more people are excited by £200 on dining without gauging how excited people would be for a fee refund?

      • Rob says:

        Amex did do a big fee credit for Business Platinum cardholders last year. HfP reader response was moot! Even my response was moot and I’ve got one.

    • Andrew says:

      I tend to value things I’ve been given for free more than I’ve paid for – so I will value this meal/meals more than if I’d paid for them. Same as if someone gives me a gift card I tend to really think about what I’m going to buy whereas normally I throw away my money on all sorts of rubbish.

  • Pat says:

    I just called Amex. They said they couldn’t guarantee I would get the credit as the offer is targeted and marketing haven’t disclosed anything to the customer services team.

    Anyone else heard any different? I was considering reapplying for plat as I recently closed my US platinum card and I’m starting to make travel plans again. Having this offer will definitely be the tipping point.

    • Chris says:

      I had the same when I called – Spoke to Amex through the live chat on the website and they added the offer for me.

    • Michael says:

      The offer is not targeted. I had a lovely lady manually add it to my account. My account has been live for 3 days. Call back up

  • Phil says:

    I’m assuming that this is only for the main cardholder, not supplementary cards.

    • JC says:

      Unfortunately nothing for supplementary, actually states it in the T&C’s on the offer.

  • A says:

    Happy that is has overseas stuff, and the NYC selection is fairly decent for when I head home later this month.
    Quite a few Balthazar croissants shall be purchased…

  • Tim R says:

    Good. It’ll make the £250 I need to shell out on my BA Black Amex a lot for palatable….

    • Andrew H says:

      Doesn’t apply to that card, just the Platinum Card

    • Andrew says:

      I think Tim means this helps balance the books with £200 coming in the door for this and £250 going out the door for the BAPP.

  • Hostime says:

    Only a €200 dining credit on AmEx Platinum cards in Germany. Not a very fair conversion rate…

  • Stephan says:

    Can you buy a voucher from a participating restaurant? I didn’t see it on the T&C but I just skimmed through them.

    • Andrew says:

      If they sell them to you by putting your card through the same POS as you would pay your bill then yes will be fine.

  • YC says:

    Some opps to double stack offers. Bentley, gymkhana, benares, lucky cat. Paid to eat!

    • VerdantBacon says:

      Has anyone tried Lucky Cat? Any opinions on it? Considering this one to get paid to eat!

    • ATP says:

      Yes, to name a few, I have spend £200 get 20 back for Bernares and 20% off JKS Restaurants in addition to the free £200.

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