Having read all the reviews our expectations were exceptionally high. Nice welcome and we were taken to our table straight away. Food overall was of an excellent standard, however, both my starter and main course were warm but not hot. Flavours were excellent but portion sizes were disappointing, especially when we had ordered from the A la Carte menu. Bread was fantastic and my wife's favourite course was the famous chocolate sphere. All in all a lovely meal and would recommend for a high end meal whilst in London but I was expecting to be blown away and I wasn't, it was simply really good. Had to ask twice for our bill and when it came there was an error. That merited a visit to the kitchen and an opportunity to meet the head chef which was a nice experience. So to answer the question, was it worth the wait I guess it was but I wouldn't rush back. The following evening we ate at the Wolseley, different experience but I would rush back there.