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I tested steaks in time for NYEthe winner is good news for bargain hunters

STEAK and chips is the ultimate dine-in meal if you plan on bringing in the New Year at home.

But as the cost of meat soars in the cost of living vrese vir 'n tapbiertekort binne weke, watter supermarket steak will leave you smiling as the bells chime at midnight?

Lynsey Hope has tested steaks at the supermarkets ahead of New Year's Eve

Lynsey Hope has tested steaks at the supermarkets ahead of New Year’s EveKrediet: Gary Stone

Morrisonsfillet steak has previously been voted the best in die UK.

Whilst budget chains Aldi en Lidl have also been praised for their meat.

So which is best for your big night in?

Lynsey Hope, 41, from West Malling, Kent, tried out some supermarket fillets and here, she reveals her favourites:

Aldi British Fillet Steak 28 Day Matured

  • £4.99 for 170g
Lynsey is a loyal fan of Aldi's steaks

Lynsey is a loyal fan of Aldi’s steaksKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “I’ll let you into a secretI’ve been buying Aldi steak for a while and they are SO good.

The meat is so tender and juicy, they cook well and come out of the frying pan a lovely colour.

On the plate, they look bigger than others and oh so appetising.

Incredible that you can buy this fillet for just £4.99. It feels like a real treat – 10/10 from me.

  • TASTE: 10/10
  • VALUE: 10/10
  • OVERALL: 10/10

Lidl Deluxe Dry Aged Hereford Steak

  • £5.79 for 170g
Lidl is offering a good price for a tasty bit of meat

Lidl is offering a good price for a tasty bit of meatKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “A good price from Lidl for a decent bit of meat.

‘Herefordmeans it comes from cattle sired by registered Hereford bulls and has a fine marbling of fat which makes it succulent and gives it a unique, rich flavour.

It had a lovely rich flavour and was melt-in-the-mouth tender.

Great value too. Loved it.

  • TASTE: 8/10
  • VALUE: 8/10
  • OVERALL: 8/10

Sainsbury’s British Beef Fillet Steak Expertly Matured for 21 Dae

  • £6 for 170g
Lynsey recommends the British instead of Irish meat at Sainsbury's

Lynsey recommends the British instead of Irish meat at Sainsbury’sKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “Mixed reviews for Sainsbury’s steaks online but if you get the British rather than Irish meat as I did, I think you’ll have a good meal.

It’s a good size with a lovely flavour.

The meat was tender and melt in the mouth. Easy to cook.

There was no gristle and no waste once I’d finished. I’d buy it again.

  • TASTE: 7/10
  • VALUE: 6/10
  • OVERALL: 7/10

Morrisons The Butcher’s British Beef Fillet Steak

  • £5.47 for 172g
Morrisons is selling tender meat that your knife will slide through

Morrisons is selling tender meat that your knife will slide throughKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “Juicy, gristle-free and tasted fab.

These were so tender, my knife just slid through the meat.

I cleaned my plate.

  • TASTE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 9/10
  • OVERALL: 9/10

Waitrose Extra Trimmed British Beef Fillet Steak

  • £8.70 for 200g
Waitrose's offering is tender, but on the pricier side

Waitrose’s offering is tender, but on the pricier sideKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “Lovely tender meat, not chewy at all.

My kids, who can be a bit fussy and would certainly turn their noses up at chewy meat or gristle, even loved this.

It’s a good sizea bit larger than most. Melt in the mouth.

Delicious, if a little expensive.

  • TASTE: 9/10
  • VALUE: 6/10
  • OVERALL: 8/10

Asda Succulent Beef Fillet Steak 21 Day Matured

  • £7.20 for 225g
Asda's beef fillet steak was tasty and tender, according to Lynsey

Asda’s beef fillet steak was tasty and tender, according to LynseyKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “Tasty and tender, this was a decent fillet.

There was a little gristle but it was very juicy and flavoursome.

It is dearer than a lot of other supermarkets and rather pricey for an Asda product but I thought it was a lovely and top quality piece of meat.

  • TASTE: 7/10
  • VALUE: 5/10
  • OVERALL: 6/10

Tesco British Beef Fillet Steak 21 Day Matured

  • £6 for 170g
Lynsey was disappointed by Tesco's steak

Lynsey was disappointed by Tesco’s steakKrediet: Gary Stone

Lynsey sê: “I’ve bought fillet steak from Tesco in the past and always found them to be good value.

“Egter, this was very disappointing.

It was full of sinews, gristle and wasn’t the best taste.

I thought it was poor qualitya waste of £6.

Glad I didn’t buy for a special night, it would have ruined my evening.

  • TASTE: 4/10
  • VALUE: 4/10
  • OVERALL: 4/10