There's no doubting the difference a cool $8 million can make. Should you be wondering, get along to The Buena in Mosman, which has been revamped by The Public House Management Group.
Teaming up with SJB Interiors and Tess Regan Designs, the group has added some serious grandeur to the pub's entrance, courtesy of a massive brass sign. Heading inside, you'll notice marble-covered bench tops, pressed-leather booths and stunning wooden panelling.
In keeping with its new look, The Buena has made a return to the gastropub scene. Guillaume Brahimi has worked closely with the group's executive chef, Ben Varela, to come up with a bunch of classic dishes with contemporary twists, including wood-fired pizzas and share plates. Dining takes place in the pub's upstairs Vista Bar.
Meanwhile, the group's mixologist, Kurtis Bosley, has been turning his powers to the cocktail list, so you can expect some summery creations coming up. Live entertainment, featuring local musos and DJs, happens from Thursday through til Sunday.
"Public House Management Group recognises the historically broad appeal of The Buena," said Mitchell Waugh, Founder and Managing Director of Public House Management Group. "And like to think that, in this renovation, they have catered for everyone, from families and sport fanatics to groups looking for afternoons and evenings of entertainment."
Find The Buena at at 76 Middle Head Road, Mosman, is open Monday to Saturday, 11am-midnight, and Sundays, 11am-10pm. Visit their website for further information.