The Dumb and Dumber actor dined with friends at eatery The Chester in the trendy Meatpacking District with the group enjoying lemon chicken and a quinoa dish washed down with Pinot Noir red wine and sparkling water.

The meal totalled just $151 (£107) but Carrey left a generous tip for the surprised server, according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six.

"Everyone seemed to be in a good mood," a source said of the group's evening out.

Carrey, who was also seen at the GUNS N' ROSES reunion show in Los Angeles last weekend (ends03Apr16), appears to be trying to get his life back on track following the tragic death of his former girlfriend Cathriona White last September (15).

At the time of Cathriona’s death, Jim issued a statement to Extra expressing his sorrow at her passing.

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona,” he began. “She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled.”

Jim and Cathriona met in 2012 after she moved from her native Ireland to pursue a career as a make-up artist in Los Angeles. They began dating two years after the end of his relationship with model and TV personality Jenny MCCarthy, and while they broke up after only a few months together, Jim and Cathriona had reportedly rekindled their romance in May (15).

“My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her,” Jim continued. “We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."