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Bono turns city tour guide for actor Penn

HE may have just returned home from attending the Oscars, but rocker Bono is already back to his old tricks – mixing with Hollywood royalty.

The U2 frontman turned tour guide over the weekend when he wined and dined A-list star Sean Penn who was on a trip to the capital.

The Dublin musician and the US actor were joined on their boys night out by Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon.

They started their night in hip restaurant Cleaver East, which is situated in the Clarence Hotel, formerly owned by Bono and bandmate The Edge, until they both stepped down as directors last year.

"They were in as part of a group of ten and were there for quite some time," a source told the Herald.

"Bono gave them tips about what to order and they had a great time."

Bono and his U2 bandmates are regular visitors to the restaurant which was opened last year by chefs Oliver Dunne and Rory Carville.

The group then made their way to Bagots Hutton Wine Bar for drinks, where they remained until the early hours.

Penn was in town as the guest of honour at the Front Line Defenders Awards.