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Tue 15 August 2017
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It’s an extended summer edition! This week: restaurants take over the DJ duties and Neil Rankin tells us what he cooks for a night in. We’re looking to Marcel Dettmann’s six hour set at Fabric, Basquiat at the Barbican and The Jazz Café’s chilled playlist. Get out there!
The Beat Goes On

It was never just about the food. Now, a wave of restaurants are putting music at the centre and we love the focus. Brilliant Corners tuned us in, Palomar have us dancing to Tel Aviv disco, and Som Saa Lates know how to keep the party going way past bedtime.

If loud, brash and unashamedly 1980s takes your fancy, Temper City is for you. Their tongue-in-cheek homage to Patrick Bateman’s Huey Lewis and the News obsession takes Neil Rankin’s second Temper to a whole new level of bombasticity. Ragazzi, the Mayfair love child of Forza Win and Copson, serve secret soul-shakedown parties in their basement on Sundays; we say squeeze every drop out of those summer nights! And as autumn hits, shake up brunch and head to Harlem, by way of Shoreditch for Gospel Brunches. On selected Sundays, Red Rooster’s head chef Marcus Samuelsson serves up his signature Harlem soul food brunch alongside soothing gospel from East London House Gospel Choir.

Leave decorum at the door and make a song and dance out of dinner.
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The Dead Rabbit

Photo: © Brent Herrig
Named the World’s Best Bar of 2016, New York institution The Dead Rabbit arrives in Claridge’s for some serious mischief and mayhem in Mayfair. Until 22nd August, you’ll find Claridge’s Bar transformed into a mid-19th century Irish drinking tavern, complete with nightly ragtime piano playing and Psycho Killer cocktails.
From 15th-22nd August, 12pm-1am. Bookings are closed but walk-ups are welcome, and each sitting runs for 90 minutes. Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR
Our Guide
Already thinking about the weekend? Us too. We recommend spending your Friday night on the Fabric dancefloor with Marcel Dettmann and his six hour set, booking in for dinner at the new Fancy Crab on Saturday, and taking in the V&A’s Pink Floyd exhibition on Sunday, because there’s not long until it finishes.

Neil Rankin (Temper)
Neil Rankin
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We caught up with the carnivore king after the opening of his new site Temper City

All-time favourite London restaurant?
Quality Chop House.

Where do you go when you want to celebrate?
Bob Bob Ricard or Hawksmoor.

What do you cook on a night in?
Lots of vegetables and rice with as much spice and herbs as I can pack in.

What’s your local?
The Empress in Victoria Park village.

One thing you can’t live without?
Wine Drop is pretty much defining my Sundays right now.
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Basquiat at the Barbican
It’s probably one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year, and it’s finally almost here. Basquiat: Boom for Real – the first major UK exhibition to showcase the work of the pioneering American artist – comes to the Barbican in just over a month. It’s going to be busy, so booking in advance is essential.
Find out more information in the UJ Calendar
The Jazz Café
Camden’s iconic Jazz Café is one of UJ’s fave venues (especially after their incredible Sunfall late night session with Gilles Peterson last week), and to celebrate, we’ve asked them to put together a special playlist for us of all their upcoming listings. Expect laid-back jazz, chilled R&B and some avant-garde inserts from Teengirl Fantasy, Ned Doheny, Tony Allen and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
Listen here
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