A valuable benefit that comes with The Platinum Card from American Express is £300 of annual dining credit. It makes a big dint in the annual membership fee.
Each calendar year – so it resets on 1st January – you receive:
- £150 to spend in 180 or so UK restaurants
- £150 to spend in 1,000+ international restaurants
You can spend the money over multiple visits to multiple restaurants if you wish. It doesn’t need to be spent in one go.
One of the most common questions asked in our forum is whether the £150 UK Platinum Dining credit can be used for a restaurant gift card. This is a handy way of using your credit if you don’t think you can make it to a participating restaurant before 31st December.
If you mean ‘a restaurant gift card’ you can order online then the answer is No.
However, if you want to use your £150 of UK Platinum Dining credit for a meal to enjoy next year, the most popular option is a gift card for ‘The Ivy’ group of restaurants.
You must buy ‘The Ivy’ gift cards in person to trigger the £150 Platinum dining credit. Do not buy them online because the dining credit won’t trigger.
You can learn more on the giftcard website here but remember – to get the £150 Platinum Dining credit to pay out, you must buy it in a participating branch of ‘The Ivy’.
PS. Remember that reader Tim has created an interactive map of restaurants where the Amex Platinum £150 dining credit can be used. Check it out here.