Bela Ria is a cosy restaurant, specialised in codfish, located in Gafanha de Áquem (6,5 km away from Aveiro). It is one of those off the beaten track-spots that will strike you with its unpretentious ambiance and friendly service.
The restaurant Bela Ria is famous for the several codfish-inspired specialities it serves. There are a 1000 ways to cook codfish and in restaurant Bela Ria this sentence proves to be totally true!
The owner of the restaurant, Mr. Jorge Pinhão, is the official cook of the Codfish Brotherhood - Confraria do Bacalhau! Founded in 1999, the Codfish Brotherhood has its headquarters in Ílhavo, known as "the codfish capital". The members of this Brotherhood gather once in a month in local restaurants, where they taste mouth-watering codfish-based specialities. The Codfish Brotherhood is also responsible for the organisation of several gastronomic events in the region.