Friends reunited? Boris Johnson and David Cameron spotted having dinner in New York

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Despite a very public falling-out over Brexit, which scuppered prime ministerial ambitions of both, the two Etonians are back on speaking terms

As far as political uncouplings go, the breakup of David Cameron and Boris Johnson was a fairly spectacular public affair.

But it seems they might have buried their Brexit hatchet and resumed the schoolboy friendship split asunder by European tensions thanks to a shared dinner in New York city on Thursday night.

The pair were photographed on the streets of Harlem after dining together at the popular Red Rooster restaurant.

Joanna Geary, who works for Twitter (and is a former Guardian journalist), tweeted two blurry photographs of the pair as they left.

Boris Johnson and David Cameron leave a restaurant in Harlem, New York, after having dinner together. Photograph: Joanna Geary for the Guardian

Geary told the Guardian that she had been walking home after work to her apartment in Harlem when she noticed a number of black SUVs parked outside Red Rooster.

As I passed I instantly recognised the famous mop of hair belonging to Boris Johnson.

I said: hello Boris!.

Geary shook Johnsons hand and told him she had moved to New York from England in November. He said, well then, youll recognise my friend David, and pointed to Cameron, who had followed in a separate group out the door.

Geary said she believed the two left in separate SUVs.

According to its Twitter profile, Red Rooster celebrates the roots of American cuisine with a lively atmosphere and eclectic mix of live music.

Geary said she had spoken to another diner in the restaurant, who said: Everyone realised they were important, but had no idea who they were They were just bopping along to the music like the rest of us, he said. I said: Were they Dad-dancing? He laughed and said: Thats about the size of it.

Cameron has been on a speaking tour in the US and Johnson arrived on Wednesday to attend a counter-terrorism conference. He later met with vice-president Mike Pence after news broke of the terror attack in Westminster.

On Friday he led the United Nations security council in a minutes silence for the victims of the attack, which he had earlier said was heartbreaking.

Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson)

Humbling to lead the #UN Security Council in a minute’s silence for the victims of yesterday’s #London attack while chairing today’s session

March 23, 2017

Johnson had earlier tweeted that the UK US #SpecialRelationship remains strong.

His special relationship with Cameron, however, has been sorely tested over Brexit, with the former prime minister reportedly still bitter at Johnsons decision to campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.

Cameron campaigned to remain in the EU, admitting at the time it was damaging his relationship with Johnson: We are still friends just not such good friends.

He later resigned as prime minister over the referendum result.

Just two months ago, Cameron revealed that he named the pheasants he shoots Boris or Michael, after Michael Gove, another Leave supporter.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January, Cameron said he was spending life after No 10 rediscovering his joy of game shooting.

I find that when I shoot a few Borises and Michaels I feel a whole lot better.

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