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  • Nate1309 58 posts

    Does anyone know if the Ivy Asia bills as the Ivy and generates the statement credit? Thanks.

    Yes it does. Else pop into the Ivy, get a gift card, which will trigger the credit and use the gift card in Asia if you are worried at all. However i’ve done Ivy Asia in London and it did trigger.

    Thanks

    slidey 266 posts

    Does anyone know if any of the options in Taipei are for cafes/ivy-type restaurants?

    malteser 32 posts

    Used the credit at Zuma Rome last week. Would definitely go back even if there was no credit.
    Sat on the terrace, tapas food – which was v good, we were there for 4 hours never felt rushed. Tables not too close to each other.
    Had 2 cocktails, 1 bottle of wine, 8 small plates, desert and 2 coffee and came to £170.
    Good place for people watching.

    DonLee 196 posts

    Anyone used pocket-concierge to make a reservation then changed date later? Seems 3 months in advance is doable but We are travelling to Japan next Easter. Would like to maximise the credit from 2023 and 2024 for one trip.

    MCO 53 posts

    Is the spend cumulative? Ended up spending £100 the other day. Can I still use the £50?

    GaryE 48 posts

    Is the spend cumulative? Ended up spending £100 the other day. Can I still use the £50?

    YES

    DarrenS 78 posts

    Does anyone know if the Ivy Asia bills as the Ivy and generates the statement credit? Thanks.

    Yes it does. Else pop into the Ivy, get a gift card, which will trigger the credit and use the gift card in Asia if you are worried at all. However i’ve done Ivy Asia in London and it did trigger.

    I bought a gift card from The Ivy with the aim of using it at Ivy Asia. The gift card did not trigger the credit.

    travelersolo 58 posts

    Does anyone know if the Ivy Asia bills as the Ivy and generates the statement credit? Thanks.

    Yes it does. Else pop into the Ivy, get a gift card, which will trigger the credit and use the gift card in Asia if you are worried at all. However i’ve done Ivy Asia in London and it did trigger.

    I bought a gift card from The Ivy with the aim of using it at Ivy Asia. The gift card did not trigger the credit.

    I purchased gift card from ivy soho for use Ivy Windsor as Windsor is not a participating location for dining credits.

    The credit posted a few days later.

    Could it be you purchased the voucher from a non participating ivy?

    MCO 53 posts

    Is the spend cumulative? Ended up spending £100 the other day. Can I still use the £50?

    YES

    Thank you.

    Sean Bhalach 2 posts

    I’ve had the Platinum card for a week now, but no sign yet of the Dining or Harvey Nichols credits appearing in my offers. Are these now automatic enrol, or should I phone Amex?

    (Apology if this is a repeat post, I created a new thread but it was not visible).

    marshy11 236 posts

    I’ve had the Platinum card for a week now, but no sign yet of the Dining or Harvey Nichols credits appearing in my offers. Are these now automatic enrol, or should I phone Amex?

    (Apology if this is a repeat post, I created a new thread but it was not visible).

    Ring/live chat, they will add them for you.

    Paul 146 posts

    Used my U.K. dining credit at the Savoy Grill, the second time I have been and oh, I wish I hadn’t bothered.
    Unlike my first experience the service was simply mediocre. 40 minutes before we had drinks and the staff were clearly struggling. The food was great but whereas before every dish came with a brief summary of what it was and how it was cooked, now was just placed in front of us.
    I knew it would be expensive, and it was! But the penny pinching with things like a cover charge and then a wholly unjustified 15% gratuity made it utterly ridiculous.
    Not a venue I could recommend and not sure I’d return.

    JDB 4,124 posts

    Used my U.K. dining credit at the Savoy Grill, the second time I have been and oh, I wish I hadn’t bothered.
    Unlike my first experience the service was simply mediocre. 40 minutes before we had drinks and the staff were clearly struggling. The food was great but whereas before every dish came with a brief summary of what it was and how it was cooked, now was just placed in front of us.
    I knew it would be expensive, and it was! But the penny pinching with things like a cover charge and then a wholly unjustified 15% gratuity made it utterly ridiculous.
    Not a venue I could recommend and not sure I’d return.

    That’s disappointing to hear; there have been a few mentions on HfP about the Savoy, none positive. From having been one of the top London hotels for decades it probably wouldn’t make it into the top 20 these days. Fairmont and Accor have scarily little understanding of what constitutes a luxury hotel, how to manage one and no concept of what made an iconic hotel like The Savoy special. It’s now just another hotel.

    Iona 60 posts

    Thanks to those who had previously recommended Kahani near Sloane Square. We took advantage of the vegetarian bottomless brunch today – very good! Bit full now though…

    marshy11 236 posts

    Thanks to those who had previously recommended Kahani near Sloane Square. We took advantage of the vegetarian bottomless brunch today – very good! Bit full now though…

    We LOVE Kahani.

    Just back from Berlin and did a BLOCK and Alex. Not Kahani style dining but still great and it suited our itinerary. Melia Berlin on Level was absolutely superb too.

    As an aside and not Amex related but we did Chatora in Richmond before we flew out and it was really poor. Terrible service and two mains of the four were inedible. Gourmand Bib is not all that, I shall defer to recommends.

    chrischris2202 33 posts

    Am looking to book some restaurants in Spain over the festive period. Many require not just a reservation charge on your card but rather they will take the money now and just reduce your bill by that reservation charge. Will these work with the Amex credit?

    aq.1988 413 posts

    Just called the Platinum concierge team with a fairly specific request.

    Hoping to use the UK dining credit at an Indian restaurant in London, and the global credit in Paris before the new year, at an Italian.

    Asked them to contact them to ask if they had Halal options; I would expect the Indian restaurants especially to have them, but sometimes its limited to chicken and/or lamb, or you have to request in advance, etc. Secondly, asked them to ask if they accommodate children, as we have a 3 year old, and I know some of the restaurants don’t cater to under 10’s, etc.

    They said they would email me by this afternoon with an update. Pretty impressed so far. Will update later with what they say.

    ms 74 posts

    Any recommendations for Berlin? It seems that most of these places are highly overrated and could easily cost over £150 for two. Take, for example, Bocca di Bacco. Their wines are priced at 100 EUR per bottle!

    Reney 687 posts

    Any recommendations for Berlin? It seems that most of these places are highly overrated and could easily cost over £150 for two. Take, for example, Bocca di Bacco. Their wines are priced at 100 EUR per bottle!

    i went there and 893 Ryotei, I particularly liked the latter. One of them I had issues getting the credit back. I’m sure it is mentioned around June in this thread. (another poster went to the same place around the same time but had no issues) I don’t drink alcohol so £15 was very doable for me.

    Reney 687 posts

    Anyone used pocket-concierge to make a reservation then changed date later? Seems 3 months in advance is doable but We are travelling to Japan next Easter. Would like to maximise the credit from 2023 and 2024 for one trip.

    any response on this? I have no possibility to go anywhere before year end and looking for a way to use the abroad dining credit.

    ms 74 posts

    Bocca di Bacco

    I went there, I really liked the ravioli. The desserts were disappointing. Wine was delicious (at around 10EUR/0.1L)

    yorkshireRich 191 posts

    Hi all, a while ago I saw someone mention that I would be able to use the 2023 dining credit and put it on a gift card for restaurants in Wellington when we visit in 2024. I can’t for the life of me find the comment, or if specific restaurants were mentioned. It would be a shame for the 2023 overseas dining credit to go to waste.

    Whilst I’m here, it doesn’t have to be wellington. It could be Auckland, Singapore, kualur Lumpur, Sydney or Brisbane. I will come back and ask for recommendations on where to use my 2024 overseas credit. For now though I’m just trying my hardest to find a way to use my 2023 credit.

    Cheers
    Rich

    teddy 10 posts

    How long do you usually have to wait for the credit to show up after new card activation?

    Wiseoldman 74 posts

    Just used my the UK dining credit at normally reliable Kahani. We took the festive menu but unfortunately neither the service nor the food was as good as it usually is. Dont know if it was the season but did not expect bad food at Kahani.

    roger 225 posts

    Just used my the UK dining credit at normally reliable Kahani. We took the festive menu but unfortunately neither the service nor the food was as good as it usually is. Dont know if it was the season but did not expect bad food at Kahani.

    I am heading there next week.
    Never had any complaints from anyone about Kahani, hopefully this bad experience is one off.

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