But a word of warning. It’s not the first time a comedian has had their parent on the show. Maybe it’s kinder to use Adam and Joe’s Bad Dad as the barometer, rather than the presenter’s mum on ‘The Matt Lucas Awards’. Preceded by a live Whitehall gig at 9pm, ‘Backchat’ may yet shed the curse of the BBC comedian-led talk-show that has beleaguered everyone from Sarah Millican to Rob Brydon.
Just around the corner from Bond Street station on James Street, Cocochan is a pan-Asian restaurant offering up exotic blends of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine. From dim sum to sushi, there’s a little bit of everything on the menu, dishes include chilli squid shichimi salt, crispy duck salad with cashew and watermelon, tiger prawn tempura and an array of sashimi. There are three different dining areas and patio seating that make for a good spot to enjoy after-dinner drinks, or grab a quick bite to eat away from the hustle of Oxford Circus.