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Dalliance at Depot

May – September 2024
Every Saturday & Bank Holiday Sunday

Food served from 17:00, music from 18:00

The clocks have changed, spring has sprung and the wait is finally over! The best Saturday night out in Lewes is back for the summer!

Dalliance is Depot’s weekly live music & street food extravaganza, which has been bringing those summer festival vibes to Lewes since 2021!

Each Saturday (and bank holiday Sunday) from May to September, we host live music and delicious street food vendors on our beautiful open terrace, guaranteed to give you that great festival experience. Mix that with a great selection of local beers and ciders, and you’ve got an unforgettable night out planned.

Throughout the summer we’ll have a mix of musicians, bands and DJs visiting us, along with a selection of Dalliance food vendor favourites – and some new names for you to try out! Check out our listings below for the coming weeks lineup.

Please note: as we welcome Dalliance back for another summer season, we need to make you aware of some important changes:

🎉 We’ve got some exciting news for you party animals! If you’re getting a group of friends together, celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a guaranteed fantastic Saturday night out, you can now book Depot’s party table at Dalliance, our live music and street food event 🌞 💃!

Our party table can be booked from 19:00 onwards for parties of 12-24 people, easily secured with a £60 deposit which can be redeemed against drinks on the night 🍸

Bookings start from Saturday 20 July – please contact our events manager at to arrange your night out at Depot.

Please note: your table will be released if you do not arrive within 15 minutes after the start of your booking.

Saturday 20 July

Loop The Moon

Loop The Moon bring their special blend of soulful Latin jazz and funky beats with percussive keys and vibrant vocal harmonies to create an uplifting set of original tunes, instant melodies and inspiring lyrics delivered with warmth and passion.

Pat's Pizza

Lewes locals Pat’s Pizza believe that great pizza should be available to anyone, anywhere, and are on a mission to provide freshly made, authentic wood-fired pizza in any location. And luckily for us, that means they’re bringing their portable pizza oven back to Depot’s terrace this weekend!

Saturday’s menu:

10” pizzas made using fresh dough from a locally grown heritage grain mix. Heritage grain is farmed “regeneratively” making it more sustainable.

Margherita – £8.50
tomato sauce, Basil, Grana Padano, mozzarella, olive oil

Pepperoni – £9.50
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy pepperoni

Vegetarian – £9.50
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers, caramelised onions, mushrooms

Napoletana – £11
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, black olives, capers

Diavola – £11
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, nduja, jalapeno peppers

Pat’s Pizza – Hawaiian – £10
Tomato sauce, Mozzarella, ham & Pineapple

All ingredients listed can be added to any pizza for the additional cost of: £1 per veg item, £2 per meat item

Vegan cheese alternative available

Saturday 27 July

Dia Joy

Dia Joy is back at Depot, bringing a passion for high-energy, funky tunes that just make you feel good. Influenced by a range of genres, Dia Joy’s unique sound is a blend of classic funk, soul and modern grooves. Her infectious energy and love for music are evident in every set.

Kitgum Kitchen

Joining us at Depot this week are the fantastic Brighton-based Kitgum Kitchen, bringing the best cuisine from the east coast of Africa and the west coast of India – prepared with love, served with care.

This week’s menu:

Coming soon…

Saturday 3 August

Sam Carelse Trio

Sam Carelse is one of the newest singing jazz talents on the South Coast and performs a swinging set with a focus on the Great American Songbook. Tonight at Dalliance, she is joined by Terry Seabrook on organ (who appears regularly on the jazz scene in Lewes) and Joe Edwards who will be keeping the grooves burning on the drum kit.

Tiny Thai

Tiny Thai are a mother & daughter duo whose goal is to supply East Sussex with the freshest and most authentic Thai food. With years of culinary experience behind them, you can expect only the best Thai experience from Tiny Thai!

This week’s menu:

Coming soon…

Saturday 10 August

Femme Brûlée

The fantastic Femme Brûlée are back to spin an eclectic mix of sassy soul, disco, pop, R&B, world, and just about everything else that’ll make you want to get down and dirty! From the rare to the familiar, this girly gang will get you in the groove!

Happy Go Souvlaki

You don’t have to travel to the Medditeranean to experience the best in Greek street food! Brighton based Happy Go Souvlaki promise to bring you the best summer vibes and delicious Mediterranean flavours with every single bite, using only the very best ingredients in every dish.

 

This week’s menu:

Coming soon…

Saturday 17 August

The Informers

Inspired by the likes of Gil Scott Heron, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Little Feat, Steely Dan and John Mayer, The Informers are one of Brighton’s leading blues/soul/funk-rock ensembles. Making their debut at Depot, they’ll be playing a mix of blues, soul and West Coast grooves.

Majahma

We welcome Majahma to Dalliance this weekend, bringing us recipies that have been passed from generation to generation – modern regional indian cuisine, and comforting home classics, taking you on a journey from the foothills of the Himalays to the southern shores of Kerela. You can look forward to wildly varying textures, thrilling blends of spices and assertive, delicious flavours accompanied by wonderful, freshly-made bread.

This week’s menu:

Coming soon…

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August

Bank Holiday Special

Saturday 24

The Flex

Brighton-based DJ collective The Flex are back at Depot, serving up irresistible boogie, disco and synthetic gems from Europe & beyond – all night long!

3Bros

This weekend, 3Bros will be serving up 100% locally-sourced Sussex Wgyu beef burgers and fries. 3Bros is all about top quality food and sources all key ingredients from farms within the county, making their burgers a real bite of Sussex!

 

Saturday’s menu:

Check back soon

Sunday 25

Bad Bad Whiskey

Brighton’s skifflebilly heroes are back at Dalliance this weekend, bringing with them their unmistakable blend of skiffle, rockabilly, rock n’ roll and of course, the finest rhythm and blues.

Winterbourne Kitchen

Winterbourne Kitchen is a family run business that focuses on wholesome and nutritious food. Their dishes are packed full of flavour and aromas guaranteed to fill your body and soul – all made fresh in the heart of Lewes. This week, they’re returning to Dalliance with a spanish twist!

Sunday’s menu:

Check back soon

Saturday 31 August

Wildblood & Queenie

Forever happy behind the decks since 1993 and heading towards three decades as a DJ partnership, Wildblood & Queenie forever take pleasure in playing the finest disco and disco-infused house grooves on the dancefloors!

Kabak

Kabak specialises in food from the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa: the incredibly rich and diverse cuisines of Turkey, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Egypt and Morocco. Reflecting these cuisines, Kabak’s food is a delight to the senses: colourful, deeply flavoured and richly fragrant.

This week’s menu:

Coming soon…

Saturday 7 September

Lost Organ Unit

Lost Organ Unit will be laying down rare groove and soul jazz originals reminiscent of the masters Dr Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson and Grant Green.

Come and enjoy this classic organ trio set up of Luke Rattenbury on guitar, Grant Allardyce on the drums and Bobby Aspey on his 1960s C3 Hammond Organ, with Leslie speaker.

Pat's Pizza

Lewes locals Pat’s Pizza believe that great pizza should be available to anyone, anywhere, and are on a mission to provide freshly made, authentic wood-fired pizza in any location. And luckily for us, that means they’re bringing their portable pizza oven back to Depot’s terrace this weekend!

This week’s menu:

Coming soon…