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Native Breed Beef – Flat Iron Steak

The flat iron steak is an economic lean cut that has risen in popularity with our chef clients.

The flat iron steak gets its name from the old fashioned flat iron. It’s tender and full of flavour and is best cooked rare or medium rare.

It’s perfect for the BBQ and great value.



Earn up to 16 Points.

Our butchers tips

The flat iron steak has become hugely popular over recent years. For those who’ve discovered it and how to cook it, it provides a less expensive alternative to “premium” steaks.

The flat iron steak is taken from the ‘feather’ muscle in the shoulder section. This part of the animal is traditionally used for slow cooking as it is hard working and potentially tough. This muscle development results in great flavour. Our butchers remove any gristle from the muscle, leaving a beautifully marbled lean steak. It’s also sometimes called a Butler’s steak or a flat tender steak.

Although the Flat iron steak is from a lean and tender muscle if you over cook it, it will become tough. It’s best cooked rare or medium rare in our recommended method (very hot pan or grill; both sides sealed and rested well in a warm place).

Flat Iron is a great lean cut, if you are looking for something else lean, try a bavette steak. If you prefer your steak to be well done, try a rib eye.

Our flat irons are cut from grass fed, native breed beef from North Yorkshire. The cattle grow slowly to reach maturity, putting on weight naturally. This makes the beef have a great depth of flavour and healthy fat content. The Ashbridge family who farm our beef do so in a traditional way with animal welfare as a priority.

When you buy flat iron steak from us you can be sure that you’re getting the best quality, freshly cut.


Our guide to cooking flat iron steak.

Flat iron can be tough and dry if overcooked. Try to avoid cooking more than medium-rare.

An instant read thermometer will be the best way to test for how well cooked it is. Stick the thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. It should read 55°c or under.

Buy flat iron steak online from The Grid Iron Company and our butchers will prepare them the day before delivery to reach you in the best condition possible.

Flat iron steaks have become so popular that there are restaurants dedicated to serving them such as Flat Iron.

We prepare your order in our butchery on the day before delivery to ensure that everything reaches you in the best condition.


We deliver on a next day service throughout the UK mainland (please see below for restrictions). Your order is shipped in an insulated box.

Our delivery service allows you to pick a delivery date in advance when you reach the checkout. We are currently trying to restrict our delivery days to Wednesday, Thursday & Friday to enable us to plan efficiently. If you prefer a different day please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.

Delivery is free on orders over £45.


Restricted Areas

Unfortunately we are unable, currently, to provide a delivery service to some areas in Scotland. This is due to the time sensitive nature of our products which must be delivered in 24 hours. These are:

Scottish Mainland – AB30, AB33-AB36, DD8, DD9, FK16

Scottish Highlands – AB37-AB38, AB42-AB45, AB53-AB56, IV21-IV24, IV26-IV28, IV40, IV52-IV54, KW1-KW14, PA36, PA40, PH30-PH33, PH34-PH41

Scottish Offshore – HS1-HS9, IV41-IV51, IV54-IV56, KA27-KA28, KW15-KW17, PA20, PA41-PA49, PA62-PA76, PH42-PH44, ZE1-ZE3 – Northern Ireland



The post codes included are the following: HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, LS21, LS29, BD20, BD23.

When you get to the checkout and enter your delivery address, you should automatically qualify for this option. If this doesn’t happen, please let us know. 

Our delivery days will be Thursday & Friday each week. Please select the day you would prefer, we’ll be in touch if there’s a problem. If you need something on a different day, please get in touch and we’ll do our very best to help.