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  • Yamahareo 18 posts

    Hi,

    Just a question which I can’t actually find an answer for – I presume with the international dining credit, the £150 will translate into the local currency? So £150 dining credit would mean ~€170 rather than €150.

    Thank you in advance!

    roger 232 posts

    Hi,

    Just a question which I can’t actually find an answer for – I presume with the international dining credit, the £150 will translate into the local currency? So £150 dining credit would mean ~€170 rather than €150.

    Thank you in advance!

    Yes. Billed amount matters including currency exchange.

    JDB 4,360 posts

    Hi,

    Just a question which I can’t actually find an answer for – I presume with the international dining credit, the £150 will translate into the local currency? So £150 dining credit would mean ~€170 rather than €150.

    Thank you in advance!

    Yes, it’s the equivalent of £150 in local currency. You will also pay FX fees which aren’t supposed to be included in the dining credit – if your bill were equivalent to £145, you would get the credit for that and separately pay c.£4.35 of fees.

    teddy 12 posts

    For new card holders who just got the card the dining credit for 2023 is not available? Is everyone getting the credit only for 2024 even if they got the card in 2023?

    aq.1988 456 posts

    For new card holders who just got the card the dining credit for 2023 is not available? Is everyone getting the credit only for 2024 even if they got the card in 2023?

    If it’s not showing for you in your offers, go on chat, and they can manually apply it for you.

    I used mine last night in Benares, Mayfair – I really liked it, my wife not as much. Got an email immediately thanking me for redeeming my offer.

    teddy 12 posts

    For new card holders who just got the card the dining credit for 2023 is not available? Is everyone getting the credit only for 2024 even if they got the card in 2023?

    If it’s not showing for you in your offers, go on chat, and they can manually apply it for you.

    I used mine last night in Benares, Mayfair – I really liked it, my wife not as much. Got an email immediately thanking me for redeeming my offer.

    It does show…. but with 2024 dates, i.e. to be used by 31/12/2024, so no 2023 credit for me anymore?

    aq.1988 456 posts

    @Teddy, that’s just because the offer is guaranteed until 31/12/2024. You can use it for 2023, and again in 2024.

    teddy 12 posts

    @Teddy, that’s just because the offer is guaranteed until 31/12/2024. You can use it for 2023, and again in 2024.

    Hmm are you sure that’s how it works? That would be awesome! So I could use this month (Dec 23) and I will be able to use it again in 2024?

    roger 232 posts

    Hmm are you sure that’s how it works? That would be awesome! So I could use this month (Dec 23) and I will be able to use it again in 2024?

    Yes, will work on 01/01/2024 and beyond!

    aq.1988 456 posts

    Yes, so anyone contemplating taking the card before the 9th Jan offer end date should really take it this month to make use of the 2023 HN, UK and overseas dining credits.

    I’ve only had the card a couple weeks but already used the £50 HN, £150 UK, and have something booked in Paris in a couple weeks to make use of the overseas credit for 2023.

    JDB 4,360 posts

    Hmm are you sure that’s how it works? That would be awesome! So I could use this month (Dec 23) and I will be able to use it again in 2024?

    Yes, will work on 01/01/2024 and beyond!

    Amex hasn’t yet confirmed that HN and dining credits will extend beyond 2024, something they need to hurry up and do.

    teddy 12 posts

    Yes, so anyone contemplating taking the card before the 9th Jan offer end date should really take it this month to make use of the 2023 HN, UK and overseas dining credits.

    I’ve only had the card a couple weeks but already used the £50 HN, £150 UK, and have something booked in Paris in a couple weeks to make use of the overseas credit for 2023.

    That almost sounds too good to be true? So you effectively get 600 GBP credit over a year if you apply now?

    aq.1988 456 posts

    Yes, so anyone contemplating taking the card before the 9th Jan offer end date should really take it this month to make use of the 2023 HN, UK and overseas dining credits.

    I’ve only had the card a couple weeks but already used the £50 HN, £150 UK, and have something booked in Paris in a couple weeks to make use of the overseas credit for 2023.

    That almost sounds too good to be true? So you effectively get 600 GBP credit over a year if you apply now?

    The enhanced bonus has been on offer since Oct, but, yes; basically you get an extra £350 credit available if you apply in 2023, as opposed to waiting until the new year.

    KLflyer 20 posts

    Hi – Visiting Singapore next week and wondering about using the Amex at Raffles. I want to use the Raffles Courtyard which is not on the list. But as its Raffles would it count – they have several other restaurants on the list. Grateful for any advice

    ukdoctor 20 posts

    Back from Vienna and used the abroad dining credit at the Landtmann . Right across the road from the Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz (the “big one”)

    You can either dine in or if low on credit get some cake etc from the shop area right after you enter.

    Was staying nearby anyway and did not have a reservation (none available for over a week when I checked)

    Best time for a walk in seems to be around 11 AM
    Can order from the breakfast menu till 11:30 and so can mix breakfast and lunch

    If there is an option to sit inside actual cafe I would recommend that. The winter garden area is not as nice.

    Skywalker 693 posts

    I’ve just seen where I have £13 of my UK dining credit left 😀

    I think that can buy me a single drink of some something.

    Where I can I use this without having to book a table etc?

    London seems like the best bet

    Andrew J 769 posts

    I’ve just seen where I have £13 of my UK dining credit left 😀

    I think that can buy me a single drink of some something.

    Where I can I use this without having to book a table etc?

    London seems like the best bet

    Pop into The Wolseley for morning coffee and a croissant.

    Gothbe 47 posts

    Apologies if it’s been asked before but I can’t find the answer. Is there any way of triggering the overseas credit from the uk eg gift vouchers issued by certain restaurants. Thanks

    Skywalker 693 posts

    I’ve just seen where I have £13 of my UK dining credit left 😀

    I think that can buy me a single drink of some something.

    Where I can I use this without having to book a table etc?

    London seems like the best bet

    Pop into The Wolseley for morning coffee and a croissant.

    Thanks 🙂

    rwp88 12 posts

    Apologies if it’s been asked before but I can’t find the answer. Is there any way of triggering the overseas credit from the uk eg gift vouchers issued by certain restaurants. Thanks

    I’m still hoping for a definitive answer on this too! 🙏🏻

    brian 82 posts

    I am also not long back from Vienna and used my £150 across 3 locations (travelling with a 3 year old so a single fine dining experience was less appealing).

    Had Steak at Mama & der Bulle. Part of a group of reasonably priced restaurants all located near Stadtpark/the IC.

    https://huthgastronomie.at

    Had Italian at a central branch of a chain called L’Osteria.

    https://losteria.net/at/menue/menu-della-casa/

    Also managed to squeeze in some coffee and cake at Cafe Museum.

    https://www.cafemuseum.at/en/food-beverages/our-cuisine.html

    All restaurants were perfectly fine and with FHR $100 credit and free breakfast at the IC, not a whole lot was spent on meals over a 3 day break.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,201 posts

    Apologies if it’s been asked before but I can’t find the answer. Is there any way of triggering the overseas credit from the uk eg gift vouchers issued by certain restaurants. Thanks

    I’m still hoping for a definitive answer on this too! 🙏🏻

    Almost certainly one of the 1600 restaurants on the list will sell gift cards off its website that, importantly, are processed via the main restaurant till. You just need to find one ….

    tw33ty 186 posts

    Try a block house gift card, they are German chain with lots of places.

    Chas 143 posts

    I too am just back from Vienna, where my wife and I splurged our foreign dining credits (plural, as for the last couple of years it has just about worked financially for us to maintain a card each) at Tian Restaurant (not the bistro).

    It is a 1 Michelin star restaurant, that importantly is entirely vegetarian. I am an ardent carnivore (my wife is veggie), yet I have to say that it was one of the most incredible meals of my life. Really innovative menu ideas, exceptional execution, and attentive but relaxed service, and whilst I was worried that it may not properly fill me up that was not a problem at all.

    It really wasn’t cheap: 9 course tasting menu with wine flight, and I had an optional additional course and wine, (plus aperitif) came to £300pp incl service. The dining credit essentially gave us a half price rather than a free meal, but what a meal it was – one we will remember for all the right reasons for many years to come. And it’s just a 10 min walk from the IC, so very convenient if you have an Ambassador voucher to burn too…!

    PeteM 714 posts

    Try a block house gift card, they are German chain with lots of places.

    Their website very much looks like it’ll process the payment online, not on a restaurant’s card machine. But if someone has tried it, please do share?

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