How to cook fillet steak

How to cook
fillet steak

Perfect the art of cooking an amazing fillet steak, with our cook'sbtips, tasty recipes and helpful timings. Fillet steaks can be grilled or fried, served simply with sea salt and black pepper or with a sauce such as a Béarnaise, peppercorn or mushroom.


What is a
fillet steak?

What is a fillet steak?

One of the most tender cuts of beef available, this finely marbled steak comes from the centre of the sirloin along the back of the cow.

Steak cooking times

We recommend these cooking times for a steak of 2cm. Time will vary depending on the thickness of your cut.

Steak cooking times - Rare steak



4 to 6
minutes per side

Steak cooking times - Rare steak



6 to 8
minutes per side

Steak cooking times - Well done steak

Well done


8 to 10 
minutes per side

Cooks tip - Fillet steak


Cook's tips


1) Don’t forget to rest your steak. You may be tempted to skip this bit, but resting allows time for the juices to redistribute and helps avoid them running onto your plate.

2) Take your steak out of the fridge about half an hour before it is needed. This will allow it to reach room temperature and result in a more even cook.


Fillet steak recipes

Fillet steak recipes

For a beautifully browned crust and maximum flavour, get your frying pan smoking hot. You’ll know it’s hot enough when you hear the steak sizzle as it goes into the pan.


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