Keith McNally BANS James Corden from his New York restaurant for being ‘the most abusive customer’


‘He is a tiny cretin of a man’: Owner of NYC’s top restaurant Balthazar BANS ‘bully’ Late Show host James Corden and brands him most ‘abusive customer EVER’ for berating and yelling at  servers over his omelette

  • James Corden has been banned by restaurateur Keith McNally for being ‘extremely nasty’ to his staff
  • The Late Late Show host is accused of sending back an egg yolk omelette for his wife after it was made with a ‘little bit’ of egg white
  • He demanded free drinks from a Balthazar server after finding a hair in his meal, threatening to leave a ‘nasty’ review on Yelp
  • McNally posted two seperate examples of Corden’s  behaviour at the French brasserie in New York’s Soho

James Corden has been branded a ‘tiny cretin of a man’ by the furious owner of iconic New York Balthazar restaurant – who claims he is the ‘most abusive customer ever.’

Restaurateur Keith McNally, 71, has banned the Late Late Show host from his restaurants because of his treatment of staff.

He claims that Corden also behaved similarly at his former restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg, on several occasions and left one server ‘shaken’.

McNally posted two seperate examples of Corden’s ‘extremely nasty’ behaviour at the French brasserie in New York’s Soho district on his Instagram account. 

He started his post by calling the funnyman a ‘hugely gifted comedian’, before laying into his fellow Brit.

The furious owner claims Cordon found a hair in his main course when dining there in June, before demanding free drinks for the mistake. 

Corden, pictured on October 9 during the 2022 New Yorker Festival at SVA Theatre, has been branded a ‘tiny cretin of a man’ by Balthazar’s owner

Balthazar in New York's Soho is a much loved celebrity haunt, but the British funnyman has now been banned from dining

Balthazar in New York’s Soho is a much loved celebrity haunt, but the British funnyman has now been banned from dining 

Restaurateur Keith McNally, 71, has banned the Late Late Show host from his restaurants because of his 'extremely nasty' treatment of staff

Restaurateur Keith McNally, 71, has banned the Late Late Show host from his restaurants because of his ‘extremely nasty’ treatment of staff

He said: ‘After eating his main course, Corden showed the hair to Balthazar manager G. who was very apologetic. 

‘Corden was extremely nasty to G, and said: “Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that.” ‘

In a second incident McNally claims that Corden was dining with his wife, Julia Carey, at the eatery on October 9 for brunch. 

He says that Corden asked for a table outside, and Carey ordered an egg yolk omelette with a salad. 

The couple complained to the server that there was ‘a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk’  and sent the dish back. 

Corden and his wife Julia Carey are accused of sending back an egg yolk omelette because it had a 'little bit of egg white' in it while dining at the plush restaurant

Corden and his wife Julia Carey are accused of sending back an egg yolk omelette because it had a ‘little bit of egg white’ in it while dining at the plush restaurant 

McNally added: ‘The kitchen remade the dish but unfortunately sent it with home fries instead of salad. 

‘That’s when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: “You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!” 

‘M.K (server) was very apologetic and brought G. (floor manager) over to the table. 

‘He returned the dish, and after that, everything was fine.  He gave them promo Champagne glasses to smooth things out. 

‘G. said that Corden was pleasant to him but nasty to the server. M.K. was very shaken, but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift.’

DailyMail.com have reached out to a representative for James Corden for comment. 



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