15 MAY 2009

The cast of cultural phenomenon Twilight took time out from lensing the film's sequel, New Moon, this week to help its star Robert Pattinson celebrate his 23rd birthday.

Champagne cocktails greeted Robert and his cast mates, including leading lady Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, and fellow Brit Jamie Campbell Bower, at the celebration in Vancouver, where the new production is currently filming.

In the VIP section of a hotel restaurant the group dined on Kobe beef meatballs, lamb, roasted vegetables and salads followed by desserts including warm chocolate coffee cake and white chocolate mousse.

The screen love story between a teenage girl and Robert's hunky vampire has earned its London-born star a huge following. And after details of where he was celebrating were posted on Twitter fans gathered at the venue hoping for pictures and autographs from their hero.

Robert's latest screen outing as Spanish painter Salvador Dali in Little Ashes is currently on limited release in the UK.

Photo: Rex
Rob dined out on his birthday with New Moon cast-mates, including leading lady Kristen - pictured with the Twilight star in December