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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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SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

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Comments (252)

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  • trader363 says:

    Took out two Platinum’s last night (two family members) – reckon they’ll have the offer?

    • Andrew says:

      Unlikely. But you can call to ask them to add and they might, or like the £175 at the start of the year it was for existing card members before a certain date.

    • JRich says:

      Trader please let us know if you have success. Considering taking out the card as this offer has tipped it for me!

  • jj says:

    will the offer also be through the amex platinum business?

  • Dr Tom says:

    Any recommendations for those of us who mostly dine solo? Looking for the more casual and faster serving places, not overly fancy. Central London is ideal, most likely pre-theatre times. I’m thinking The Ivy will be fine, but £200 would cover a few meals so other ideas are welcome.

    • Ryanfozzie says:

      If you’re solo, Duck & Waffle (Heron Tower) or Sushi Samba (Heron Tower) could be a nice option with bar seating options 🙂

    • Andrew says:

      I’m always at the Wolseley on my own – especially for breakfast or lunch. Just depends on how comfortable you feel – personally I’m more than happy on my own.

    • TheOtherN says:

      Have a look at Brasserie Zedel, smack in the centre of theatreland. A proper sit-down restaurant with prix fixe or a la carte, and a bar with light snacks. French food served inside what appears to be a Fabergé egg.

      • Rob says:

        Seconded. This is an amazing space (the old Atlantic Bar and Grill if you’re my age), huge, buzzy and the sort of place where you can eat alone without looking out of place.

  • Paul Hickey says:

    Offer not showing for me (main platinum card holder)?

    • Gary Walker says:

      Contact Amex on chat and ask them to manually add the international dinning offer. It takes a bit of time to get them to understand but they get it in the end. I did it this morning

  • Phil W says:

    Mrs W and I have booked to go to Esszimmer in Salzburg. Lovely restaurant. Cannot wait.

  • Fm says:

    I’m going to be visiting London with 2 kids ages 7 and 5 in October. Most of the restaurants are on the fine dining end of the spectrum – could anyone make a recommendation for options that would work well with kids?

  • Anita says:

    How does the double stack work with offers? E.g. if I went to Bentley’s Oyster and used the spend 100 get 20 back offer, combined with the 200 voucher offer, how much would be deducted from my voucher? Would it be 100 removed from the voucher and 20 given in statement credit?

  • Jonathan says:

    Does the ivy restaurant sell gift cards (in their restaurants)?

    (They do online)

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