Originally built in 1923, a crumbling Melbourne pub has just been given a new lease of life by local outfit Sand Hill Road, whose ambition to reinstate tired neighbourhood watering holes has seen them re-launch some of the city's gems such as the Prahran Hotel. Reenlisting the skills of hip studio Techné Architecture and Interior Design, the firm restored the original façade and updated the interiors of the five different spaces with cheerful jungle-print wallpaper, a bright yellow folded steel bar and a new DJ booth upstairs. Food meanwhile, is a menu of tarted-up classics such as the pie floater - a homemade pie on a bed of mushy peas and topped with mashed potato.