ALBION TAVERN, No. 153, ALDERSGATE STREET. One of the largest establishments of the kind in London, and famed for its good dinners, both public and private, and also its good wines. The farewell dinners given by the East India Company to their Governors of India are generally given at the Albion; and here (after dinner) the annual trade sales of principal London publishers take place.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850
see also London at Dinner, 1858 - click here