The countdown is on for the 2019 World Steak Challenge taking place in FIRE on July 10th and we have a fantastic competition to mark the occasion.

What is the World Steak Challenge we hear you say? The competition is organised by Global Meat News to find the World’s Best Steak. 

Hundreds of beef producing companies across the world are expected to compete in this year’s World Steak Challenge. The competition has moved out of London for the first time to take place in Dublin following the confirmation of Bord Bia as official host partner for 2019.

To accommodate growing numbers of entries, the robust expert and consumer judging process has been extended over two days and will be hosted by the award-winning FIRE restaurant and lounge. The awards will be announced at a reception at the Mansion House on the evening of July 10th.

The judging process

More than 30 experts have agreed to adjudicate in this year’s event which is a platform to benchmark the quality of beef production against international competitors. The panel draws together beef producers, butchers, restaurateurs and chefs from around the world. 

Chair of this year’s judges and a previous judge for the London competitions, is Ireland’s Richie Wilson, Executive Chef of FIRE and SOLE. 

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to rib eye, fillet steak and sirloins. But from the winners in each of those categories, only one steak will achieve the prestigious status of World’s Best Steak 2019.

The world's best steak, available at FIRE for a limited time.

The world's best steak, available at FIRE for a limited time.

Try the World's Best Steak

Last year, entries were received from a record 22 countries spanning four continents and featured 35 different breeds of cattle. The 2018 champion was a grass-fed Ayrshire produced by JN Meat International of Denmark. The steak, which was reared by Atria Finland in Finland, won Best Grass Fed and Best Sirloin medals in the annual challenge. 

FIRE will exclusively be serving the 10oz steak in Ireland from July 1st. The beef comes from the Ayrshire breed, which originated in the County of Ayr in Scotland. However, the herd the steak comes from is born and raised in Finland by JN Meats. What makes this cut stand out is the marbling which competes with Wagyu and Kobe and makes it world class. There is only a limited quantity of cattle with the genetic potential for a very high grade of marbling and FIRE is honoured to have secured a limited stock of this steak for customers.


To celebrate the World Steak Challenge taking place in FIRE, they have given us an amazing prize to give away to on lucky F&W reader.

For your chance to win summer at FIRE experience for four people, which includes: summer cocktails on arrival on the terrace (weather permitted), followed by a 3-course meal and a bottle of wine, simply answer the following question and fill in the form below. 

Q: What breed is the world's best steak? 

Ts & Cs: Over 18s only. Only one entry per person. The prize is non-transferrable. Closing date for entries is midnight Wednesday 10th July.