About us

The Violet Green is a small plates restaurant. We offer a casual dining experience, serving uncomplicated yet refined dishes in a comfortable and informal setting.

Our menu focuses on local, seasonal produce made up of smaller plates designed for sharing or grazing.

We serve our food gradually, as its ready, allowing you to relax, chat and eat freely.

Tables are first and foremost reserved for diners but you are welcome to call in for just a drink, with or without nibbles in our small cosy bar area.

All our meat is supplied by our local butcher, friends & neighbours Blackwell’s of Norton, our fish from local fishmongers Hodgson’s fish of Hartlepool and our fruit & vegetables from local growers & foragers, The Gourmet Garden of Sedgefield.

We’re open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm.

We’re small & a little hidden, but come find us below Norton Green.


Made up of a selection of smaller plates our menu is a little different. Choose as many plates as you like or if you can’t decide leave it to us.
All the plates are served gradually; as they are ready in a relaxed flow ideal for sharing & grazing.
For two guests we recommend seven to nine plates, or if you prefer the more traditional dining style our team can recommend suitable plates for this.

The menus below are sample menu, some dishes may change due to the availability of the seasonal fresh produce we use.

Early Evening special


Choose 6 plates (to share between two people) from the Early Evening Special Menu.


Price also includes a glass of house wine/pint of lager or a soft drink per person.


Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday 5pm – 6:30pm
Saturday 5pm – 6pm

Price based on two people sharing

Contact Us

Open Wednesday – Sunday  from 5pm
British Seasonal Food.
Small plates.
Served below Norton Green.

Make a reservation online here.

68A The Green,
Norton, TS20 1BN

Phone: 01642 533 006