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New £300 Platinum dining credit July 2022

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  • DreamingOfFirstClass

    Which are the best regarded restaurants on the Amex Platinum Abroad Dining Credit lists ?

    https://www.americanexpress.com/en-gb/benefits/diningbenefit/

    Wondering where it’s worth travelling to in order to use my family’s three Plat cards’ worth of credit

    Thanks in advance.i know it’s subjective but am interested.

    chrischris2202

    Went to Botafumeiro in Barcelona two weeks ago, delicious!
    Credit still hasn’t been applied though, will be a fight again I believe.. 150 days reminder set!

    Gary

    Dined in a fried chicken place in Harlem and credit posted 3 days later. The meal came to £130.92 but the credit was £126.18. Odd but think will leave it.

    berneslai

    Used BLT Steak in Honolulu on 2nd August but no credit received yet.

    Andrew J

    Dined in a fried chicken place in Harlem and credit posted 3 days later. The meal came to £130.92 but the credit was £126.18. Odd but think will leave it.

    You have to pay the FX fee, that’s excluded from the promotion, so overseas dining will always cost you a few quid.

    The Savage Squirrel

    Dined in a fried chicken place in Harlem and credit posted 3 days later. The meal came to £130.92 but the credit was £126.18. Odd but think will leave it.

    3% forex fee not covered?

    Andrew J

    Dined in a fried chicken place in Harlem and credit posted 3 days later. The meal came to £130.92 but the credit was £126.18. Odd but think will leave it.

    3% forex fee not covered?

    Correct – see post above yours.

    JohnG

    In a similar vein, if you can’t get abroad before end of year could you buy a gift card for a foreign restaurant online and allow a friend to use it abroad?

    Maybe. The transaction will need to look like a normal restaurant transaction to American Express. If you walk into a restaurant and buy a voucher they will almost certainly put it through the same payment process as a meal. If you buy online there’s a high, imo, chance that the transaction will be processed differently and won’t track or be seen as eligible.

    hak

    Should this statement credit just appear in the Amex Offers section online? Doesn’t seem to have popped up yet.

    Jonathan

    When the first promotion came out last year I went to an Ivy restaurant and got £200 loaded on a gift card which triggered the cashback. This gift card will expire at end of year and there is no chance I am going to use it. Does anyone know if an Ivy gift card is valid at any Ivy (a gift card bought on site rather than through website) or would it only work at the Ivy it was purchased from? Keen to move it on so it is used.

    Mankhool

    I am wondering if purchase of gift card at veerasamy or amaya or their group will trigger the cashback offer. I am intending to purchase gift card online for Email delivery.

    E

    @jonathan, yes, the Ivy gift card will work at any of their restaurants.

    polly

    @Jonathan,

    It’s worth a call to Ivy and see if you can use it at another restaurant… or they may even extend it. Shame to waste it.

    GaryE

    Have no plans to be anywhere outside the UK that is currently on the International list for the Dining Offer. However have family living in Toronto who could benefit from this offer. Do you know if cardholder and card have to be physically present for this offer to work – or could I contact the restaurant and ask them to credit their bill with the equivalent of £150 in Canadian$ directly onto my Amex card ?? I understand that I will fall for the exchange rate charges.

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    Have no plans to be anywhere outside the UK that is currently on the International list for the Dining Offer. However have family living in Toronto who could benefit from this offer. Do you know if cardholder and card have to be physically present for this offer to work – or could I contact the restaurant and ask them to credit their bill with the equivalent of £150 in Canadian$ directly onto my Amex card ?? I understand that I will fall for the exchange rate charges.

    If the restaurant will play ball, it would work.

    Molly

    Dining credit in Ibiza

    Anyone used the dining credit for any of the restaurants in Ibiza? Looking at using on the stopover on our up and coming Virgin voyage. May use at the Nassau beach club, hoping it will credit on drinks only.

    brian

    Only noticing now that my Ivy spend from the 2nd August was credited in the 18th. Was expecting the worst based on anecdotal evidence from others.

    Jase

    SCILLY- The HOTEL ZASH-COUNTRY BOUTIQUE also works for transaction at the hotel we went for a massage and a couple of drinks last week, paid at the hotel reception and the credit hit today. So looks like any transaction including hotel stays will work.

    pauline

    Hi
    Any recommendations for restaurants in singapore thanks

    peckishpassport

    Has anybody used this credit at Tattu? I have just reserved a table for my partner and I, but I noticed they take payment details online – so now I am just wondering if you rack up your bill and charge you as it were an online order, or do they bring the card machine to your table once you’ve finished your meal?

    I only ask as the offer on the App says in-store only, so there may be some discrepancies there. If they charge you online then surely one wouldn’t be eligible for the statement credit, effectively making the credit useless?

    I did at Tattu in Manchester in the weekend. The payment details they take online is only to secure the reservation in case of a no show or cancellation. Paid for some drinks at the bar whilst waiting for a table, and then at the end of the meal, and received an email from Amex that I’ve redeemed the benefit both times.

    Chas

    We used our abroad credit at The Duchess in Amsterdam last weekend. It’s one of the restaurants at the W, and has 1 Michelin star. It was nice enough, but certainly not Michelin standard – if we were paying full price for it, we’d have been really disappointed. Once we were sat down they explained that their concept (oh-oh…) is that guests should share their starters and mains, but nowhere on their website is that mentioned. They are full-seized dishes, not tapas-sized, so this just seems to be to give the kitchen an excuse when they fail to co-ordinate sending dishes to the same table. As my wife is veggie and I’m not our food was delivered at different times, and one of us had to wait whilst the other tucked in to avoid the dish going cold.

    We had a bit of the credit left over, so used it at Mr Porter, the other restaurant at the W the following evening. Service was atrocious, although partially rescued by an English waitress who when she asked how everything was part way through our main course, received a more honest (although politely so) answer than she might have been expecting. However, judging by her reaction it may not have been the first time that she had heard such feedback. We had originally been seated at the bar over the dishwasher, and were initially refused when we asked to move to one of the many spare tables; when my order was taken I was told that the chef wouldn’t cook my fillet steak blue and would only do it medium-rare, and the macaroni cheese side-dish (actually my wife’s main) was stodgy and unseasoned. That was cooked for us again, and was completely different a second time around, but we wouldn’t return to either of those restaurants.

    Andrew J

    For casual dining in Paris – Daroco Bourse is really good (pizza and pasta), about 10 minutes walk from the Louvre – quote expensive for pizza, but it is free, and very good quality, so no complaints.

    RonnieB

    Tried a remote purchase of a gift card for US restuarant but didn’t work as zip code needs to match with card, and site would only allow numeric (US zip) postal code.

    FlyingPtarmigan

    Have no plans to be anywhere outside the UK that is currently on the International list for the Dining Offer. However have family living in Toronto who could benefit from this offer. Do you know if cardholder and card have to be physically present for this offer to work – or could I contact the restaurant and ask them to credit their bill with the equivalent of £150 in Canadian$ directly onto my Amex card ?? I understand that I will fall for the exchange rate charges.

    If the restaurant will play ball, it would work.

    You need to be careful that you don’t fall foul of anti-fraud “velocity checks”. Most restaurants will be considered as venues where they are expecting the cardmember to be present at the time of the transaction – so a transaction at a restaurant in London followed an hour later by a transaction in a restaurant in Toronto has a good chance of being potential fraud.

    SteveJ

    Just booked a restaurant who require a £20pp deposit, and that has gone through as a Stripe transaction. According to the restaurant they will credit the bill with this amount.

    Presumably this £20 pp wont count toward the spend target, how are people handling this? Or taking it on the chin?

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