I think the movie was made in the 1950s. I saw it about 3 times in the 1970s which is the last time I have seen it. I don't recall any other scenes. I recall the setting of the film to be 1700 to early 1800s. I think the location may have been England.
The boy was very hungry and was somehow able to persuade the restaurant owner to allow him to attempt the record while he clearly didn't have the means to pay for a meal.
I remember the pancake scene so well because I LOVED pancakes (and still do) and scene played out as my ultimate fantasy. I also hoped that if I were ever orphaned and hungry like the boy, that would be cool to set a pancake eating record to fill my empty stomach. :-D