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AmEx Love Dining: A Simple Walkthrough of the Fine Dining Program by American Express

American Express Love Dining Privileges

AMEX Love Dining

Among the many Asians who love to eat out, Singaporeans are the top spenders. The average amount that the general Asian population spends for dining is just around SGD $170. Meanwhile, Singaporeans stand out. They have proven to be a group of dining aficionados by spending nearly SGD $250 monthly!

While others adore dining at the classiest places, the rest of these Singaporeans choose to eat out to try something flavourful, something appetising, and something new. Regardless of their reason to prefer dining out (over a traditional mealtime at home), the fact remains that they are willing to spend for delicious meals.

That’s according to a survey conducted by Today Online.

Moving forward, this gives Singaporeans a reason to want to check out American Express’ fabulous offer on dining: The AmEx Love Dining promotion!

If you’re a Singaporean who also happens to be an AmEx cardholder, you just might be eligible to avail of this great, great deal by American Express. If you’re one who dines out at restaurants and hotels regularly, Love Dining privileges are yours to enjoy!

AmEx Love Dining 101

AmEx Love Dining is a dining promotion by American Express. It consists of 2 categories: Love Dining at Restaurants, and Love Dining at Hotels.

Love Dining at Restaurants comes with dining privileges for food a la carte at restaurants. Just go inside a participating restaurant, and start ordering. This privilege is enjoyable for up to 20 persons!

Here is a table that shows the Love Dining at Restaurants privilege for a particular number of persons:

Number of Persons Discount
1 person 15% dining discount
2 persons 50% dining discount
3 persons 35% dining discount
4 persons 25% dining discount
5 up to 20 persons 20% dining discount

Love Dining at Hotels privileges diners to discounts on the total food bill at hotels. Only up to 10 persons (for every AmEx card) can enjoy the dining privileges.

Here is a table that shows the Love Dining at Hotels privilege for a particular number of persons:

Number of Persons Discount
1 person 15% dining discount
2 persons 50% dining discount
3 persons 35% dining discount
4 persons 25% dining discount
5 up to 20 persons 20% dining discount

The Instructions

You can enjoy the AmEx Love Dining privilege by buying AT LEAST 1 food item – qualifying food item. This rule applies to each diner who wishes to avail of the discount.

Let’s say you belong to a group of 4 who wishes to enjoy the exclusive dining privilege – 25% discount for 4 persons. If you were to apply the rule, each one in the group should order a qualifying food item. For your group to be eligible to 25% Love Dining discounts, there should be at least 4 qualifying food items.

Participating Restaurants & Hotels

The AmEx Love Dining promotion is exclusive to the elite. This is why it grants special privileges only to the top restaurants and hotels in Singapore. Because not all restaurants and hotels in the island nation offers great discounts (under the Love Dining promotion), you may want to keep in mind the names of the participating merchants.

Restaurants:

  • Beer Xchange
  • Bobby’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Burlamacco Ristorante
  • Dancing Crab
  • Dean & DeLuca
  • Gallery & Co.
  • Kinki Restaurant + Bar
  • Holiday Inn (Atrium Restaurant)
  • Lao Beijing
  • Lawry’s The Prime Rib
  • Limoncello
  • Lingzhi
  • Lokkee
  • Mad for Garlic
  • Meta Restaurant
  • Napoleon Food and Bar
  • One Farrer Hotel and Spa (Escape Restaurant)
  • Pepenero
  • Portico Host & Prime
  • Praelum Wine Bistro
  • Shin Yeh
  • Shrima Restaurant
  • Symmetry
  • The Clan Restaurant
  • The Marmalade Party
  • The Song of India
  • Tiger’s Milk
  • TungLok Restaurants
  • TWG Tea
  • Wooloomooloo Steakhouse
  • Xin Cuisine

Love Dining Hotels

Hotels:

  • Marriott Tang Singapore Plaza Hotel
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Shangri-La Hotel
  • The St. Regis Singapore
  • W Singapore

The Qualifications

A small issue with the AmEx Love Dining promotion is its complicated nature – when it comes to qualifying food items. The fact that the list of qualifying food items is subject to change adds complication to the mix.

To bring in more complication, restaurants and hotels tend to have different views on what makes a “qualifying” food item. Just because a particular food item is considered as a qualifying item in one participating merchant does NOT mean that all participating merchants consider that same item as among their lists of qualifiers.

Therefore, the best thing to do is to always inquire about the current qualifying food items. Before you order, take a moment to simply ask the restaurant management (or maybe just a waiter) about which foods are part of the Love Dining Deal.

Examples of qualifying food items:

  • Abalone
  • Barbecue Delights
  • Cantonese Classics
  • Degustation Menu
  • Fish and Meat
  • Live Fish
  • North Indian Buffet (Curry)
  • Pasta
  • Rice and Noodles
  • Simmered Dish

The Far Card Membership

If you have an existing The Far Card membership (a dining promotion supported by award-winning restaurants, hotels, and more), you may wonder about the most practical action. Should you dissolve The Far Card membership and stick to the Love Dining promotion, instead?

Well, you can maximise the AmEx Love Dining advantages even with The Far Card membership. In this case, you have nothing to worry about because you still get to keep your membership. There are a few changes. Some of these affect JAAN and Mikuni brands.

Just prepare for the changes. In addition, be up-to-date with the latest information – regarding both Love Dining promotions and The Far Card membership.

Conclusion

If dining out at restaurants regularly is your thing, you should definitely check out AmEx Love Dining. Loads of exclusive dining privileges are up for grabs.

By the looks of it, American Express continues to impress audiences – this time, the diners in Singapore. It does a pretty good job in having taken into account Singaporeans’ appreciation for dining.

The discounts are not to be enjoyed by just anyone! You can consider discounted food items (under the Love Dining promotion) as a special perk. While you can always order these food items, you can’t get them at discounted prices – not unless you are eligible.

If you’re an existing AmEx cardholder, the odds are in your favour. You’re in – isn’t that good news? As long as you’re a holder of AmEx Reserve Credit Card, AmEx Platinum Charge Card, AmEx Centurion Card, and AmEx Platinum Credit Card, you can enjoy the AmEx Love Dining exclusive privileges!

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