London Lite Wednesday, 2 September 2009 11 by mark blunden Star turn: Rene Zellweger, inset, hugs an officer after her car collided with another vehicle read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite Eattonight ...inChelsea ThE PhoEnix Dining out in Chelsea can stretch the plastic to the limit. But the local gastropubs offer a comparatively cheap and simple alternative for a spot of lunch. Off the main road, on the corner of Smith Street, sits The Phoenix, a recently redesigned watering hole with a top chef and dishes served in a hearty, comforting dining room. Mouthwatering strawberries and cream (6) are on the menu all year round. 23 Smith Street, SW3 (020 7730 9182) BlushEs Caf ReST those tired shopping tootsies and step into this perennially delightful restaurant, which keeps its French windows swung open come rain or shine. Tuck into a gigantic black tiger prawn Caesar salad (13.95) or some linguine alla Bolognese (10.95), washing it all down with a freshly made health-boosting smoothie. Opposite the fashionable Duke Of York Square, eat outside and take in the sights. 52 Kings Road, SW3 (020 7589 6640, blushessw3.com) Priscilla Pollara Renes all hugs after her LA bumpngrind stringfellows bust-upManflooredbydevastatingpunchforignoringlapdancer FOR Rene Zellwegers Bridget Jones character this would have been the perfect way to meet a new man. A car performed a U-turn in front of the actresss 4x4 as she left a Beverly Hills pharmacy and suddenly the on-screen singleton, who in real life is reportedly dating actor Bradley Cooper, found herself swapping details with a rather good-looking chap. The casually dressed star, 40, was unhurt in the collision but when police arrived she gratefully hugged one officer before grabbing a cab. A compAny directors lack of inter- est in a Stringfellows dancer ended with him being floored by a devastat- ing punch and left unconscious on the pavement outside, a court heard. paul Lewiss decision to decline her persistent attentions and refuse her dance floor invitation allegedly triggered an altercation with sur- veyor Jack Burgess and his brother Toby, an investor based in monaco. mr Lewis, who had spent the day at the Institute of Directors before calling into the nightclub with his partner, said he was involved in some light pushing and aggression with the Burgess brothers in the club. Bouncers threw all three outside where Lewis was punched by the pair, Southwark crown court heard. Jack Burgess, 25, of Fulham, denies griev- ous bodily harm on 6 march and his 35-year-old brother denies assault by beating. The trial continues. Prang: Renes damaged Mercedes 4x4 H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html