James Corden is reportedly ‘abusive’ to staff at Keith McNally’s restaurant

Keith McNally bans James Corden's restaurant

Keith McNally with James Corden inserted. Courtesy of Keith McNally/Instagram

It’s not that funny. Keith McNally shared that he banned James Corden from his Baltazar restaurant after the comedian allegedly harassed his waiters on several occasions.

“James Corden is an extremely talented comedian, but a little jerk of a man,” McNally, 71, wrote via Instagram on Monday, October 16. “And the most violent client on my Baltazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.”

The native Londoner revealed that he was “86’d” – a term that usually means “no longer available” in restaurants – The Late Late Show With James Corden host, 44, from his establishment, noting that the alleged incident “didn’t make me laugh” before sharing two management reports as “examples of funny man behavior towards my staff”.

“In June, James Corden was here at Table 61,” the first report claimed. “After eating his main course, Corden showed his hair to Balthazar’s manager G. who apologized profusely. Corden was extremely nasty to G and said: ‘Get us another round of drinks this second. And take care of all our drinks so far. This way I’m writing all the nasty reviews in the heat of the moment or something.’”

McNally also claimed that Into the forest the actor allegedly “behaved [sic] similarly at my former restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg, a few years ago.” He then shared a second account of the incident from his New York restaurant, where he claimed Corden had dined with his wife, Julia Careyearlier this month for brunch.

In the report, McNally claimed Corden asked for a table outside and Carey, 46, ordered an egg yolk omelette with salad. However, the couple complained when “a bit of the egg white was mixed in with the yolk” before sending the dish back.

“The kitchen reworked the dish, but unfortunately sent it with home fries instead of a salad,” McNally wrote. “Then James Corden started yelling at the server like crazy, ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go to the kitchen and cook myself an omelette!’”

The chef said that while “MK was very apologetic and brought G. (the floor manager) to the table,” Corden allegedly continued to be “nasty” to the server — even after he was given a glass of champagne to “smooth things out. ”

McNally has been talking about “rude” celebrities for years. In 2021, an entrepreneur took to social media to denounce his ex Vanity Fair the editor Graydon Carter after making a reservation at his New York establishment, Morandi, but not showing up.

While Carter, 73, allegedly got his assistant to call the restaurant and cancel, McNally claimed the reporter had “upset the balance of the restaurant” and “cost Morandi”, calling him a “posh jerk”.

Representatives for Corden and McNally did not respond to requests for comment Us Weekly.

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