Actress Anna Friel showed every sign she had enjoyed her dinner when she was spotted leaving The Ivy restaurant over the weekend.
The former Brookside actress wore a dramatic black and gold dress which hugged her new-found curves.
Leaving Los Angeles where she has moved with her two-year-old daughter Gracie and partner David Thewlis, the 31-year-old visited London where she ate at the popular celebrity haunt.
Last month Friel admitted to feeling homesick and now it appears she has found a reason to come back to Britain - decent-sized meals at the exclusive restaurant.
She said recently: "I miss my mum and dad massively. I've never, ever not had a Christmas at home with my parents and LA seems the wrong environment for it."
Friel has recently landed her first major Hollywood movie role as she is set to star alongside funnyman Will Ferrell in a dinosaur comedy called "Land of the Lost."
The stunning actress has been hand-picked to play a sexy scientist in the film, loosely based on a 1970s TV show , due to the success of the supernatural series "Pushing Daisies".
Last night, a Hollywood insider revealed: "TV viewers love Anna. She's extremely popular in the USA."
A more flattering shot:
Friel steps in as Ferrell's 'Lost' friend
"Land of the Lost" has landed a female lead, Anna Friel, to star opposite Will Ferrell in Brad Silberling's adventure fantasy for Universal Pictures.
In this feature adaptation of Sid and Marty Krofft's 1970s live-action kids show, the "Pushing Daisies" star will play the love interest of Ferrell, a disgraced paleontologist who finds himself in a strange prehistoric world.
The Kroffts and Jimmy Miller will produce from a screenplay by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas, written before the Writers Guild of America strike. Julie Wixson-Darmody is executive producer.
Friel, nominated for a Golden Globe for "Daisies," will next appear in the soccer feature "Goal! III."