Adele and partner Simon head out on double date with Robbie Williams and wife Ayda

Gemma Strong

Adele and her partner Simon Konecki made a rare public appearance in LA this week to catch up with some famous friends – Robbie Williams and Ayda Field. The quartet were seen dining together at Nobu in Malibu on Wednesday evening, spending time catching up over food at the top Japanese restaurant.

It's a big week for Adele. The 27-year-old is set to play a warm-up gig at The Wiltern in LA on Friday, ahead of her appearance at the Grammy Awards on Monday, and she no doubt enjoyed the chance to relax and unwind with friends ahead of the high-profile event.

Adele and partner Simon Konecki have been together since 2011

One hot topic of conversation at the dinner table will no doubt have been the couples' children. Adele and Simon are parents to three-year-old son Angelo, while Robbie and Ayda have two children together, three-year-old Theodora, known as Teddy, and 16-month-old son Charlton.

Speaking back in 2013, Robbie joked that Teddy and Angelo – nicknamed Peanut – might end up dating in later life. "Her son and my daughter go on play dates," the 41-year-old said. "Little peanut is on the list of potential suitors for Teddy."

Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field are good friends with the couple

At the end of the month, Adele will begin her highly-anticipated third concert tour in support of her hit studio album 25.

Adele Live 2016 kicks off in Belfast on 29 February, and will continue through Europe and North America before finishing on 15 November in Mexico City after a total of 105 shows.

Before the tour begins, she will be back in the UK to perform at the Brits at London O2 arena on 24 February. The star leads the nominations for the 2015 event, with nods in four categories.

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