Review: Bellville’s local favourite, Starlite Diner

Open 24/7 and catering for everyone from kiddies to partygoers, Starlite Diner is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal before or after going to the clubs down Edward Street in Bellville.

The American-style diner opened in 2002 and has become a northern suburbs institution that draws the locals in droves. Starlite is often used as a set location for local and international film shoots, reveals managing director and owner Riaan de Lange, and has also been frequented by local celebrities like Die Campbells, Christo Davids (known for his role as Errol in 7de Laan) as well as Jack Parow.

Starlite Diner steak, chips and veg

Starlite Diner’s steak, chips and veg. Photograph courtesy of the restaurant.


The extensive menu, which has remained unchanged since its opening, secures the return of locals to the establishment. The extensive breakfast menu includes charmingly named items such as the Cowboy Breakfast and the Really Beeeg Breakfast, as well as standards like French toast, omelettes available in five flavours, and flapjacks. Later on in the day you can feast on grills like sirloin and rump steaks, pasta and mouthwatering wraps, and locals are particularly crazy about their barbecue ribs, pizzas and beef burgers. More specialist menu highlights include oxtail cooked in red wine and served with mash and fresh vegetables, lamb curry with basmati rice, chicken cordon bleu, and smoked eisbein. Desserts are simple; try the deep-dish apple pie.


Choose your favourite poison from their well-stocked bar.

Starlite Diner facade

The entrance of Starlite Diner. Photograph courtesy of the restaurant.


Starlite Diner is family friendly, although the crowd can get festive in the bar area. The interior of the restaurant showcases rosewood, black vinyl and stainless steel features.


The waiters are friendly and welcoming.


Ask about their daily specials.

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Starlite Diner sandwich and chips

Starlite Diner’s sandwich and chips. Photograph courtesy of the restaurant.

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