She would have never imagined, at the beginning of her career, that one day people would be “fighting to get into it”, she says.
“When you haven’t got any money (and) you’re living on a low income, to patronise and sit there and say, ‘You’ve got to have an organic chicken’ is wrong.”
The pair, who met when he worked for Hartnett at The Connaught, will be marrying this year after Borthwick, who is “quite a lot younger” than Hartnett, proposed “in his underpants” in the couple’s bedroom.
She says: “That’s one regret unfortunately, but other than that I’m very happy with what’s gone on.”
“It will be with him for the rest of his life. It takes years to have full recovery.”