Lovebirds Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult look besotted as they step out for al fresco lunch

They’re gearing up for the imminent release of their new movie, but ahead of its inevitable media storm lovebirds Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult enjoyed a quiet moment in North London pub on Thursday.

The co-stars were dining al fresco at a local Italian restaurant, and they were in high spirits as they laughed, joked and enjoyed animated conversations on their mobile phones over a table bearing a newspaper and wine glasses.

Jennifer, 23, looked stylish in a wide brimmed burgundy Fedora as she relaxed next to British star Nicholas, 24, whose phone was pressed to his ear while she casually smoked a hand rolled cigarette.

Looking content, Jennifer smiled broadly as she gazed up at her boyfriend while listening in to his phone conversation.

Her headwear covered the blonde locks her cut last November after confessing they had become 'fried' from being 'dyed too much.'

The American actress continued a relaxed theme with an understated black jacket and skinny jeans on the day, rounding off her look with a pair of on-trend ankle boots.

In a tactile display the Hunger Games star tenderly wiped at his ear as they idled over drinks at outdoor seating area.

Wearing a windbreaker jacket, loose fitting jeans and trainers, Nicholas shared a joke with Jennifer, who laughed hysterically while clutching her wine glass.

The jokes appeared to continue as she took the phone from her boyfriend, who leaned back in his chair while she continued his lengthy conversation.

The pair eventually made an exit hand in hand, with Nicholas towering over his girlfriend as they ventured onto the street.